The University of Georgia Office of International Education honored seven UGA faculty and staff members, two of whom are UGA Online Learning faculty, at its annual International Education Awards Reception April 7 at the State Botanical Garden, with five other honorees. The annual event honors faculty and staff who have made outstanding contributions to the university's internationalization through instruction, research and service. The two UGA Online Learning faculty members recognized were Dr. Nathaniel Kohn and Dr. Ron Pegg.
Nathaniel Kohn received OIE's Study Abroad Award, which honors faculty or staff members who have made significant contributions to the university's study abroad efforts. At the UGA Office of Online Learning, he directs the screenwriting track of the Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in Narrative Media Writing program. Kohn was selected for his leadership in establishing and directing two of the most popular study abroad programs run by the Grady College: the Cannes Film Festival study abroad program and the UGA Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity study abroad program. Through these two programs, he has provided UGA students with unique opportunities to engage with filmmakers, producers, directors, advertising executives and media directors from nearly every country, while also gaining rich cultural exposure.
UGA Costa Rica presented its Costa Rica Adelante Award to Ron Pegg, a professor in the online Master of Food Technology program. Pegg is a part of the food science and technology department in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. He received the award for his involvement with the UGA Costa Rica campus, such as being a part of a UGA-CAES “Teaching Locally, Engaging Globally,” Faculty Learning Community in Costa Rica.
This article was modified from the original press release that can be found on UGA Today.