Houston Community College | 2011 Heiskell Award Winner: Internationalizing the Community College

2011 Heiskell Award Winner: Internationalizing the Community College

Houston Community College

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

2014 Awards Presentation
IIE will present the annual IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Best Practices in Internationalization at a ceremony in New York City on March 14, 2014, as part of the Annual Best Practices in Internationalization Conference.
Selection Panel Members 2011

The members of the selection panel for this year’s awards include the following leaders in international education:

Ulrich Baer
Vice Provost for Globalization & Multicultural Affairs, New York University

Maria Harper-Marinick
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Maricopa Community Colleges

Arlene Jackson
Director of International Education, American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU)

Donna Scarboro
Associate Vice President, International Programs, The George Washington University

Brian Whalen
President and CEO, The Forum on Education Abroad