Dr. Andrew Noss was selected as the Staff International Educator of the Year by the UF International Center.
November 7, 2019 | Patricia Alba
The Center for Latin American Studies is proud to announce that Dr. Andrew Noss, Master of Sustainable Development Practice (MDP) Program Coordinator, was selected as the Staff International Educator of the Year by the UF International Center. The International Educator of the Year Awards honors the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff to the internationalization of the University of Florida and the impact of those contributions on students, international partners, and university stakeholders.
At its core, the MDP program has a strong international focus, with students from approximately 20 nationalities and linking domestic and international students to host organizations. In his capacity as MDP Coordinator, Dr. Noss coordinates the recruitment, admissions, registration, orientation, and graduation processes. As one of Dr. Noss’ principal responsibilities, he provides support to MDP students as they work on their field practicums. During his time as MDP Coordinator, MDP students have carried out field practicums in 33 countries in Africa, Latin America and other regions of the world.
Dr. Noss has also contributed to the internationalization of the University of Florida by assisting and collaborating with UF faculty in various courses and research, including Dr. Joel Correia’s research conducted in Bolivia. “Characteristic of Andy’s generosity, collaborative spirit, and commitment to international education, he not only offered extensive feedback and recommendations about research logistics in Bolivia but volunteered to join me on the trip where he facilitated key introductions that have substantially benefited my research network,” said Dr. Correia.
Join us in congratulating Dr. Andrew Noss on receiving the Staff International Educator of the Year award!