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.
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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.
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
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:
- Student — Anthony Scrima '18, majoring in education
- Faculty — Professor Joel Wade, psychology
- Staff — Rabbi Chana Leslie Glazer, Chaplain for the Jewish Community
- Student Organization — Bucknell Advancing Communities: Educating and Serving (B.A.C.E.S), a group that conducts service trips to the Dominican Republic
- Collaborative Team — Women in Leadership, a committee drawn from the Career Development Center, Development & Alumni Relations, the College of Engineering, the Kenneth W. Freeman College of Management and Athletics