Anne-Marie Engels-Brooks, an instructor, director, and advisor in the Department of French and Italian, is the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Global Service Award.
The Global Excellence Awards recognize members of the Southern Arizona community who make significant contributions to the fields of global education and service. The awards are presented by UA Global and the Center for English as a Second Language during International Education Week at the University of Arizona.
Engels-Brooks has a longstanding commitment to global engagement, including a Fulbright experience in Turkey and a teachers’ outreach program in Quebec. After arriving at the UA, she became actively involved with Partnerships Across Languages, the French Forum, and the Alliance Française of Tucson.
One of her proudest contributions to French and Francophone Studies is the Arizona in Paris study abroad program. She participated as a graduate student and co-director and is now continuing the program’s history as its director, encouraging students to broaden their horizons on a global scale.
A. Elizabeth (Betsy) Arnold, a professor of Plant Sciences and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, received the 2018 Excellence in Global Education Award. Leah Crowder, a master's student in in Middle Eastern & North African Studies, received the 2018 Student Award for Global Excellence.