Cato College of Education professor Chuang Wang and student Maria Garcia are the recipients of the International Education Awards (IEA) presented by the Office of International Programs.
Wang, who won the IEA for faculty, is a member of the Department of Educational Leadership. According to nominator Florence Martin, professor of educational leadership, Wang has an exemplary record in teaching, research and service and has made great contributions to the enhancement of the international education experience at UNC Charlotte. He has added to the educational leadership curriculum by developing comparative courses focusing on China’s educational system. Also, he was a member of the 2013 Faculty International Education Award Committee and contributed to the establishment of the internationalization committee within Cato College.
Garcia, who is majoring in International Studies, French and German, studied abroad in Lyon, France, and Berlin, Germany. During her time in Germany, she served as a student blogger and Snapchatter for the American Institute for Foreign Study Program and shared her experiences to encourage others to study abroad. Additionally, she served as an overseas ambassador for Diversity Abroad; she wrote articles and represented the organization on social media as an advocate for intercultural exchange.
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