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International Spirit Award

International Spirit Award

The Roukema Center for International Education staff is currently accepting applications for the International Spirit Award.

This award recognizes two RCNJ undergraduate students who have demonstrated through words and deeds their commitment to the “international” pillar contained in the College’s mission. Recognition may result from participation and/or leadership in an internationally-focused recognized student organization; and/or significant involvement in initiating or supporting international relief efforts; and/or experiences supported by the College such as Alternate Breaks, Study Abroad, International Cooperative Education; and/or volunteer ESL tutoring; and/or volunteer work with new immigrants; and/or guest appearances in classes, club programs, etc. to discuss the customs and cultures of one’s country; and/or sharing international experiences with peers in formal and informal venues on campus.

Apply Now

Please complete this form and submit it to the Roukema Center for International Education (C-213) or by February 24, 2023.

*Students and faculty are able to nominate other students.

For more information, please contact the Roukema Center at


Previous Award Winners

2022: no awardees

2021: no awardees

2020: no awardees

2019: Seint Sandy Aung & Marissa Meyer

2018: Aina Yadav & Achyut Gautam

2017: Michael Pacheco & Rajat Sainju

2016: Shannon Jirkovsky & Aleksandar Goranov

2015: Marissa Greenfield & Princep Shah

2014: Gregory Bukowski & Aleksander Vasilev

2013: Emma Ruddick-Ferrat & Adam Lazor

2012: Valensiya Tsvetanova & Christopher McKenna

2011: Monika Arnaudova & Dorina Georgieva

2010: Marissa Torr

2009: Dara Monasch & Monique Simpson

2008: Ian Miller, Stefanie Rubin & Ognyana Toneva