Director of English Language Institute wins International Educator Award

deberlyGeraldine de Berly,  senior associate dean and director of the English Language Institute at University College, was selected unanimously by the board of directors of the International Center of Syracuse to receive its International Educator Award.  The award was presented at the 2012 International Citizen Award Dinner held on Nov. 9 at Onondaga Community College.

The International Educator Award recognizes an outstanding faculty member or administrator who has made a significant impact in the promotion of educational and intercultural exchange, and whose commitment to international education is truly remarkable.

Emmanuel Awuah, president of the International Center of Syracuse, said the board recognizes de Berly’s long-term professional and personal interest in developing international education and global engagement programs and support services for students from around the world. “We are aware of her outstanding leadership in providing quality success-centered services for students and scholars through the English Language Institute at Syracuse University for many years,” stated Awuah. “Some students have gone on to successful careers and have ascended to leadership positions in the U.S. and in their native countries.

“Gerry’s commitment and leadership has long been recognized by her colleagues at University College and Syracuse University,” said Dean Bea González. “She has continually grown the program, and its success reflects her personalized, interactive approach. We are so pleased that she is being acknowledged by her colleagues for being a dedicated ambassador for international education.”