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Rochester Global Connections (RGC) is pleased to present the 2nd Annual Global Citizens Gala, an evening to celebrate and recognize fellow global citizens, while supporting essential exchange programs in Rochester that promote international understanding and a more peaceful and prosperous world.

This year, RGC has openings for three(3) award category nominations. All nominations are due March 1 and will be announced by April 5. The awards will be presented at the Global Citizen Gala on May 1, 2019, 5:30-8:00pm at the Italian American Community Center. More details about the event are coming soon!

Andy Nahas and The Prospect Fund

Thank you to our leading sponsor!


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Nominate a Global Citizen

Rochester Global Connections (RGC) is accepting nominations for the Global Citizen Award.

 The award was established to recognize an individual, organization, or company in the Greater Rochester community for their outstanding achievements to reach beyond boundaries and barriers in order to address global issues such as education, human rights, advancement of women, entrepreneurship, climate change, food security, immigration, etc.

 The 2019 award will be presented at RGC’s Annual Global Citizens Gala on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

 CRITERIA

  • Individuals, organizations, or companies in the Greater Rochester community that consistently generate impactful initiatives to address pressing global issues AND

  • Demonstrates a commitment to support and/or enrich the Rochester community through the above initiatives AND

  • Exemplifies values of diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism

Please submit your nomination online by clicking here.

Nominations are due March 1, 2019.

 


Nominate a Distinguished International Student

Rochester Global Connections (RGC) is accepting nominations for the annual Distinguished International Student Award. The award was established to recognize and celebrate the positive impact of international students studying at a University or College in the Greater Rochester community.

 Each year, this award will honor an outstanding international student that has made exemplary contributions to enrich the Greater Rochester community culturally, and thus promoting international understanding. These students demonstrate global leadership by going above and beyond to learn about people from different cultures, have a profound self awareness, curiosity, and sensitivity to cultural diversity.

 The 2019 award will be presented at RGC’s Annual Global Citizen Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

 CRITERIA

  •  Currently enrolled as a full time international student at a college or university in the Greater Rochester area, AND

  • Demonstrates the characteristics of a global leader, AND

  • Educates or inspires people to learn about other cultures, OR

  • Engages in a project or club that promotes international understanding, OR

  • Participates in an RGC program by having a Friendship Volunteer, OR

  • Regularly participates in cultural or educational events in the community that promote international understanding

 Please submit your nomination online by clicking here.

Nominations are due March 1, 2019.


Outstanding Service to Exchange Programs

Rochester Global Connections (RGC) is accepting nominations for the Outstanding Service to Exchange Programs Award. This award was established to recognize an individual or organization that has provided outstanding service to RGC’s international student  and/or international visitor exchange programs. 

Each year, this award will honor an RGC volunteer or partner such as a Friendship Volunteer, Hospitality Host or Professional Resource, that has gone above and beyond to provide hospitality and/or professional support for international students and/or international visitors. These individuals or organizations enrich the lives of international students and/or international visitors by helping to build bridges of understanding through person to person connections.

The 2019 award will be presented at RGC’s Annual Global Citizens Gala on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

 CRITERIA

  •  Has been affiliated with RGC for at least 1 year, AND

  • Exemplifies the qualities of a Global Citizen  such as the curiosity to learn about other cultures and exhibits cultural sensitivity, AND

  • Has gone above and beyond to provide hospitality and/or professional support for international students and/or international visitors

    Please submit your nomination online by clicking here.

    Nominations are due March 1, 2019.