International Student Achievement Ceremony (ISAC)


4th Annual International Student Achievement Ceremony

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 7-9 P.M.

Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires Student Center

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Cyril Clarke, Executive Vice President and Provost of Virginia Tec

Initiated in Spring 2016, the International Student Achievement Ceremony serves as a celebration of achievement for undergraduate and graduate international students. This ceremony highlights the important contributions that international students make throughout the Virginia Tech community and provides graduating students with a positive and rewarding experience that recognizes them for their hard work and dedication in completing their degree program while also navigating many unique challenges faced by international students.

The honor of speaking at the International Student Achievement Ceremony (ISAC) is offered annually to two graduating international students - one undergraduate student and one graduate student.  Each student speaker will have 5-7 minutes to share reflections on their time at Virginia Tech as an international student. The undergraduate and graduate student speakers will need to have  demonstrated leadership and/or service, maintained superior performance in coursework, and contributed to the mission of Virginia Tech.

The Cranwell International Center and Graduate School  invites staff, faculty administrators and students to consider nominating an undergraduate student and/or graduate student as this year’s student ISAC speaker(s). Self-nominations are welcome. The deadline for all nominations is Friday, April 26, 2019. 

Faculty and staff members from Cranwell International Center and The Graduate School will review all nominees and select the student speakers based on the materials provided. Please be sure to provide the appropriate materials and present your reasoning for nominating the students as clearly as possible, as this is a competitive screening.

Please let students know that you plan to nominate them for this honor before submitting your nomination, since some may not feel comfortable speaking in front of a large audience.