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LATTICE Awards & Recognition

2005Team Award: Sustained Effort Toward Excellence in Diversity 2005 Recognition and Awards Michigan State University
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From 1995 to 2005, LATTICE International Team has demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to international education at Michigan State University and the mid-Michigan community. The mission of LATTICE is to change teachers' thinking in ways that bring global and international perspectives into their classrooms. Since 1995, MSU international students in the Lansing area have worked together with K-12 teachers and administrators from 13 school districts in Michigan to heighten awareness, sensitivity and understanding of global issues, including in particular ethnic, cultural and religious diversity.
 
LATTICE's most important resources consist of (1) the experiences and cultural heritage of international students from many countries and (2) the ability of American teachers to draw upon their own diverse experiences and to connect with international students in ways that will influence their own practice. Consequently, all sessions are planned in a collaborative, non-hierarchical way by a planning team which includes international graduate students, local K-12 teachers and MSU faculty/staff from four international centers. Note, therefore, that LATTICE is NOT: (a) a short term-fix based on one-shot or occasional interventions, (b) a series of "make and take" workshops, or (c) more of the sort of professional development that teachers have found lacking in the past.
 
Photo: Representing ALL international participants in LATTICE from 1995 to 2005, some of these members decided to “dress up” for the ocassion on Friday, April 6, 2005. They were the best looking group at the awards program! 
 
2004Prize for Excellence in International Education awarded to Michigan State University by Goldman Sachs Foundation November 2004 GOLDMAN SACHS HIGHER EDUCATION PRIZE
 
Michigan State University has long sought to integrate international education into all the core functions of the university. We recognize the university today in particular for its emphasis on providing international learning opportunities for students preparing to be teachers and its in-depth outreach to schools on international issues. A cornerstone of the university's outreach to schools is its work with LATTICE (Linking All Types of Teachers to International and Cross-Cultural Education). The program convenes study groups of K-12 teachers, international graduate students and Michigan State faculty to explore international issues. LATTICE, which serves thirteen Michigan school districts, draws on the university's rich area studies resources and diverse community to bring international perspectives into the classroom
 
2003Finalist for Best Practice Award for Global and International Teacher Education: American Association of Colleges for Teachers of Education (AACTE). 
 
2002LATTICE Book Club awarded funds from Teach for Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center .
 
1999Fulbright-Hays Group Study Abroad - South Africa National Peace Corps Association's Disseminator Grant 
 
1998“Michigan's Best,” Michigan Association of School Boards
“Glen Taggart Award for Community Contribution to International Understanding,” Michigan State University
National Peace Corps Association's Disseminator Grant
 
 

LATTICE Individual Member Awards 

2010-2011Sue Seyfarth, Glen L. Taggart Award for Community Contribution to International Understanding
Megan McCririe Loy La Salle Global Educator of the Year Award 
Mary Lou Turnbull Loy La Salle Global Educator of the Year Award 
Anara Alymkulova, LATTICE Graduate Student Fellowship
Olena Aydarova, LATTICE Graduate Student Fellowship
Chiharu Kato, LATTICE Graduate Student Fellowship
Nancy Lubeski, LATTICE Graduate Student Fellowship
Teddy Trilaksono, LATTICE Graduate Student Fellowship
 
2008-2010Karen Klein, Loy La Salle Global Educator of the Year Award     
Greta McHaney-Trice, 2010 MSU College of Education Outstanding Alumni K12 Teacher Award
Dwi Yuliantoro, 2010 Homer Higbee International Education Award
Mary Hennessey & Amy Kilbridge, Certificate of Appreciation to LATTICE International Book Club for contributions to peace and justice in Michigan, nationally and globally from the Peace and Justice Studies area of  MSU 
Corvell Cranfield, LATTICE Graduate Student Fellowship
Nai-Cheng Kuo, LATTICE Graduate Student Fellowship
Kaliamma Ponnan, LATTICE Graduate Student Fellowship
 
2007-2008Mary Hennessey, 2008 International Storytime Award
Margaret Holtschlag, 2008 Glen L Taggart Award for Community Contributions to International Understanding
Heidi Irvine, Michigan Art Teacher of the Year (Michigan Art Education Association)
Connie Detjen, 2007 Loy LaSalle Global Education Award 
Han Han Thi, LATTICE Graduate Student Fellowship, Fall 2007
Dwi Agus Yuliantoro, LATTICE Graduate Student Fellowship, Fall 2007
Sri-Hayati Kamal, LATTICE Graduate Student Fellowship, Fall 2007
Wiline Pangle, LATTICE Graduate Student Fellowship, Spring 2008
Hayat Farid Alhokayem, LATTICE Graduate Student Fellowship, Summer 2008
Hong Qian, LATTICE Graduate Student Fellowship, Summer 2008
 
2009John Metzler won the 2009 MSU Award for Outstanding Service to Study Abroad.
Judy Huynh received the 2009 Glen Taggart Award for Community Contributions to International Understanding.
Congratulations to Kang Li from China, who was awarded the 2009 Homer Higbee International Education Award for International Graduate Student by the Office of International Students and Scholars.
Norseha Unin, a PhD student from Malaysia, received the 2009 David Merchant Award for International Student Achievement from the Executive Office of the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society in Washington D.C.
Congratulations to Sally McClintock, winner of the 2009 Globie Award for her outstanding service to international students and scholars at Michigan State University. 
 
2008Congratulations to Lynn Bartley who received the 2008 Loy La Salle Global Education Award, presented by the Greater Lansing United Nations Association.
Congratutations to Mary Hennessey for winning the 2008 International Story time Award 
Congratulations to Margaret Holtschlag, winner of the 2008 Glen Taggart Award for Community Contributions to International Understanding. 
Heidi Irvine was named Michigan Art Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Art Education Association
 
2007Congratulations to Connie Detjen for winning the 2007 Loy La Salle Global Education Award, presented by the Greater Lansing United Nations Association.
Stefanie Kendall was awarded a "Globie" at the first annual Globie awards lunch sponsored by the Office of International Students and Scholars 
Kristin Janka Millar, winner of the 2007 Homer Higbee International Education Award for Graduate Student
Norseha Unin from Malaysia won the 2007 Homer Higbee International Education Award for International Graduate Student. More about the international awards
 
2006Mary Hennessey won the 2006 Glen Taggart Award for Community Contributions to International Understanding. 
Anne Schneller won the 2006 MSU award for Outstanding Service to Study Abroad
 
2005Anne Schneller, Distinguished Academic Specialist Award Michigan State University
 
2004Cathleen Clara, Homer Higbee Award for International Educational Exchange, Michigan State University
Jeff Smith, Michigan's American History Teacher of the Year, Michigan Chapter of the National Society for the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
2003Sue Seyfarth, Loy LaSalle Award for Excellence in Global Education, Greater Lansing United Nations Association
Judy Huynh, Michigan Social Studies Teacher of the Year
Kurnia Yahya, MSU Graduate Student from Malaysia, Homer Higbee Award for International Educational Exchange
Nancy Lubeski won the 2003 Walker Hill International Award
 
2002Joan Toy’s “Whole World is My Neighbor” website, Classroom Connect Library Hot 5 Award
Waheeda Khan won the Homer Higbee International Education Award
 
2000Margaret Holtschlag, Michigan Teacher of the Year 2000 and one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year 2000.
 
1999Sally McClintock, Crystal Award, College of Education, Michigan State University
Jack Schwille won the 1999 Ralph H. Smuckler Award for Advancing International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University
 
1998-1999Peace Corp Dissemination Grant awarded to Margaret Holtschlag for dissemination of LATTICE project at the local, national and international levels.
Carolyn O'Mahony, MSU Graduate Student from New Zealand, Homer Higbee Award for International Educational Exchange
 
1998Sally McClintock, LATTICE initiator and coordinator, Glen Taggart Award for Community Contribution to International Understanding, Michigan State University
Jean Frentz, Assistant Superintendent of Haslett Public Schools, Thorburn Bell Ringer Award for the Advancement of Education.
Vibha Bhalla, MSU Graduate Student from India, Homer Higbee Award for International Educational Exchange.
 
1997Margaret Holtschlag, Fourth Grade Teacher in Haslett Public Schools, Thorburn Bell Ringer Award for the Advancement of Education.
 
1996Margaret Holtschlag, Fourth Grade Teacher in Haslett Public Schools, United Nations Outstanding International Educator Award
 
1993Oumatie Marajh won the Homer Higbee International Education Award
 
1992Sally McClintock, International Citizen Award, Greater Lansing United Nations Association