Congratulations, Dr. Deb Pierce!
Dr. Deborah Pierce was honored with one of four 2012 Presidential Awards for Excellence given to Supportive Professional Staff at NIU.
Dr. Pierce is the associate provost for International Programs (in case you didn’t already know!).
Dr. Pierce was honored with this award for her outstanding effort to engage NIU internationally. Her global perspective has been incredibly valuable to the faculty and staff of NIU, and her hard work is not without its rewards. NIU’s international students contributed more than 16 million dollars to the Illinois economy during the last recorded period (2009-10).
International engagement at NIU gives local and international students the unique opportunity to collaborate and cooperate with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enriching their learning experiences with a global perspective.
The other recipients of the award were Todd Latham, assistant to the chair in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations; Michelle Pickett, director of the Academic Advising Center; and Jason F. Rhode, assistant director of the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center.
We are incredibly grateful to Dr. Pierce for her tireless dedication to advancing the goals of GlobalNIU and pleased to see her receive recognition from NIU President John Peters.
Keep up the amazing work!