April 06, 2018, BY Beth Kaszuba

Professor Helen Morris-Keitel shakes hands with Bucknell President John Bravman while Associate Provost Georgina Dodge looks on.
Professor Helen Morris-Keitel accepts the Burma-Bucknell Award from Bucknell President John Bravman and Georgina Dodge, associate provost for diversity, equity & inclusion. Photo by Emily Paine, Communications

Bucknell President John Bravman recently presented Professor Helen Morris-Keitel, German studies, with the 60th annual Burma-Bucknell Award, citing her commitment to expanding and improving students' study-abroad experiences.

The award recognizes an organization or University community member who has made outstanding contributions to intercultural and international understanding.

Speaking at a ceremony held March 28 at Larison Hall, Bravman explained that Morris-Keitel has worked to strengthen the University's institutional framework for study-abroad programs and has helped students who've studied off-campus process their experiences upon returning to Bucknell. "Her tireless efforts to improve students' opportunities, both coming and going, have enriched us all," he said.

The original Burma bowl. Photo by Emily Paine, Communications

Morris-Keitel received a replica of an original bowl that was presented to the University by the president of Burma in 1958 as a symbol of the historic partnership between Bucknell and the nation of Burma, now known as Myanmar. Bucknell's first international student, Maung Shaw Loo, arrived from Burma in 1858. | Past award recipients

Anthony Scrima '18 received the student award for his efforts to promote diversity and inclusion at Bucknell. Photo by Emily Paine, Communications

Bravman also presented the annual President's Diversity & Inclusion Awards, recognizing contributions to the University's efforts to build and nurture an inclusive campus community, to the following recipients: