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Global Education Awards

Global Education Awards

Global Education Awards & International Understanding Awards for Outstanding Teachers & Students

Each year Greater Lansing-UNA sponsors awards for outstanding contributions to Global Education and International Understanding. The Loy LaSalle Award is given to an outstanding K-12 teacher, and the Craig B. Stuttman Award is given to an outstanding high school student. All schools throughout the greater Lansing area are encouraged to submit nominations.

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2021 Award Criteria and Nomination Forms

Be involved! Nominate an outstanding teacher or student for the 2021 awards.

Past Global Education Award Winners ​


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Ezekiel Zalante Ewulomi

Ezekiel graduated from Waverly HS in the spring, is now a freshman at Michigan State University, and was nominated by his teacher and advisor Robert Lurie who says Ezekiel is self- motivated and actively seeks ways to investigate the world – and then takes action to make a difference.
He spends countless hours volunteering with the South Sudan Rescue and Relief Association helping to fulfill its mission of helping the Sudanese community better integrate into the Lansing area.

He was on the planning committee when Waverly HS hosted a Regional Global Teaching Dialogue funded by the U.S. Department of State. It was there that Ezekiel began to focus his own efforts on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

He was the only high school member of LATTICE (Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross Cultural Education.) The local educators and international scholars gained by Ezekiel’s participation. Lurie closed his nomination with – “Ezekiel is a true global citizen by both birth and by choice. He is an outstanding candidate for this award.”

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Marie Adele Grosso

Marie Adele Grosso is an East Lansing high school student who is passionate about furthering peace and justice locally and in the world. In high school, she is in Amnesty Club, Student Council, in groups specifically addressing LGBTQ+ rights, racial justice and student mental health and in Model United Nations (MUN).

When COVID-19 ended MUN in-person meetings, Marie Adele and other students from the U.S. and other countries created Shelter-at-Home Model U.N. (SHMUN) to provide global, teen-led Model UN virtual conferences twice a month.

Marie Adele is the Director General of SHMUN.