• 2022 Global Citizen Award Recipients

2022 Global Citizen Award Recipients Announced

The Center for Global Engagement is pleased to announce Laura Medina & Amit Kumar Nath as recipients of our 2022 Global Citizen Award!

The Global Citizen Award recognizes outstanding students who exemplify global citizenship. Through their intercultural engagement, both at home and internationally, this year’s two Global Citizen Award recipients have built relationships across cultures and fostered global awareness and mutual understanding on the FSU campus and beyond.

Laura Medina is an undergraduate domestic student completing her bachelor’s degree in International Affairs. She has participated in the Global Citizenship Certificate, served as a Global Noles Mentor for exchange students, facilitated English Conversation Club for international students and scholars, served as in intern for the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, and participated in the Council for International Educational Exchange in Amman, Jordan. Her nominator described her as someone who, “believes in building a global society where we can acknowledge our differences, cherish them, and work together to create a better Earth for all of us.”

Amit Kumar Nath is an international student from Bangladesh completing his doctorate in Computer Science. He is described by his nominator as an all-around exceptional student. His leadership activities as president and cultural secretary for the Bangladeshi Student Association promoted social awareness and a global understanding while honoring the Bangladeshi heritage with the greater FSU community. While everyone was working and studying remotely in 2020-2021, he worked hard to make sure that his community was still able to come together online through events such as Virtual International Coffee Hour and Virtual International Bazaar. In addition, he developed the official BSA-FSU YouTube channel where members could upload and share cultural performances that were filmed around Tallahassee. He has also been a key player in recruiting new students from Bangladesh and welcoming new international students to the FSU campus.