Oct. 8, 2010
Gary McKillips, 404-413-7077
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
ATLANTA - Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business is winner of the 2010 Governor's International Award in the International Education Program category.
The award was presented as part of the 2nd annual Atlanta World Showcase and Governor's International Awards event held at the Georgia International Convention Center.
The Robinson College of Business was recognized for establishing a Center for Business Education and Research (CIBER) and for helping launch the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.
This is the second such award for the Robinson College. In 2007, the college won the Governor's International Education Program Award for its Global Partners MBA program.
The current commendation, signed by Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, praised Robinson's CIBER for its "innovative and global approach to educating students" and the World Affairs Council of Atlanta for "developing international education programs... and using those programs to promote Georgia and drive economic development."
Robinson College Dean H. Fenwick Huss said, "We are honored to once again be a recipient of the Governor's International Award in recognition of the college's strong commitment to international education for the betterment of our state and our students from around the world."
The $1.5 million CIBER grant, funded by the Department of Education, is one of three new awards authorized by the federal government in this cycle, bringing the total number of CIBERs in the United States to 33. Georgia State's CIBER will serve as regional and national resource for businesses, students and academics.
The World Affairs Council of Atlanta is a non-partisan organization affiliated with Georgia State University, the J. Mack Robinson College of Business and the World Affairs Councils of America. Its mission is to provide a forum for dialogue, a source of expertise and an engine for research on international affairs and global issues.
Dennis Lockhart, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, is the founding chairman of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.