International Business / Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Nomination submitted by: Gigi Do, Senior Executive Director
Program Overview The combined International Business and Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management program at Houston Community College has brought innovative ideas to its students and the Houston community as a result of faculty dedication. "Houston is a world-class city, offering some of the best opportunities for international business, activities and cross-cultural discourse," says HCC Chancellor Mary S. Spangler. In spite of the limits to funding and resources that international programs at community colleges often face, HCC has taken full advantage of its location to offer transformative global opportunities to students.
One example is the Export Fellows program, which began in 2006 and introduced students to basic exporting concepts presented by active practitioners. As a result of the program, enthusiastic students went on to form their own export companies; one exporting used cars to Kazakhstan, and another exporting medical equipment to Tunisia. The program has proven to be a path for students to retool and enter the marketplace with new skill sets in demand in the Houston area.
Program Implementation Read the winning nomination, including details on how the program achieves its objectives
IIE will present the annual IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Best Practices in Internationalization at a ceremony in Miami, Florida on March 14, 2017, as part of the Annual Best Practices in Internationalization Conference.
The members of the selection panel for this year’s awards include the following leaders in international education:
Ulrich BaerVice Provost for Globalization & Multicultural Affairs, New York University
Maria Harper-MarinickExecutive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Maricopa Community Colleges
Arlene JacksonDirector of International Education, American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU)
Donna ScarboroAssociate Vice President, International Programs, The George Washington University
Brian WhalenPresident and CEO, The Forum on Education Abroad