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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2019 GLOBAL IMPRESSION AWARD

(INDIANAPOLIS – May 15, 2019) – The International Center’s Global Impression Award celebrates emerging Indiana leaders whose work impacts the state on a global scale. Nominations will be accepted May 15 through July 15. The International Center created the award, now in its second year, to acknowledge the growing number of young leaders advancing Indiana’s global profile. This year’s honoree will be announced at the International Citizen of the Year Award dinner on October 8 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.  Michael Crowther, retiring CEO of the Indianapolis Zoo and founder of the world-acclaimed Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation, is
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The International Center Welcomes Three New Staff Members

(INDIANAPOLIS – May 13, 2019) – The International Center has added three new members to its team, bringing the combined total of full- and part-time employees to 22. Leslie Erlenbaugh joins The International Center as the new International Visitors Program Manager. Skilled  in global leadership, she most recently served as an International Student Academic Advisor at Ball State University. The International Visitors Leadership Program is an exchange program that allows participants to spend several days in the Indianapolis community shadowing their professional counterparts and experiencing Hoosier culture. Erlenbaugh graduated from Ball State with a Master of Arts in Linguistics
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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER ANNOUNCES 2019 ENGAGING ACROSS CULTURES WORKSHOPS

(INDIANAPOLIS – April 2, 2019) – The International Center has announced the 2019 schedule for its new Engaging Across Cultures global competency workshops. The half-day workshops are interactive and designed for all global professionals. Each workshop will feature guest speakers, experts, and staff of The International Center sharing valuable insights and perspectives on intercultural interactions. Workshop attendees can expect to be provided with an overview of dimensions of culture, while acquiring intercultural communication, business etiquette, and protocol tools. The workshop will offer discussion and networking with other globally-minded professionals and culture experts. Interested attendees are encouraged to choose one
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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER WELCOMES TWO NEW STAFF MEMBERS, ELECTS 2019 BOARD OFFICERS

(INDIANAPOLIS – April 2, 2019) – The International Center has added two new staff members, bringing the roster of full-time employees in its Regions Bank Tower location in downtown Indianapolis to 14. Audrey Hughey joins The International Center as the Executive Assistant and Administrative Liaison to the Board with a wealth of knowledge in relationship management, most recently serving as Membership Director at The Columbia Club. Hughey’s interest in global understanding led her to receive an undergraduate degree in Natural Resources/Geography from Ball State University. Rebecca VanVliet joined The International Center initially in January 2019 as the Marketing and
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World Trade Center Indianapolis and The International Center Sign MOU to Formalize Collaboration Between the Two Organizations

(INDIANAPOLIS – April 1, 2019) . . . A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between WTC Indy LLC (“WTC Indy”) and The International Center (“IC”; “The Center”) intended to promote better collaboration between the two entities. The agreement was formalized during a signing ceremony at The IC’s offices on March 6, presided over by Doris Anne Sadler, President and CEO of WTC Indy, and Martin Baier, President and CEO of The International Center. In the past year, WTC Indy and The Center have collaborated on several project and collaboratively served the Indiana Economic Development Corporation through independent
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2019 International Citizen of the Year

Save the date! Indianapolis Zoo CEO Michael Crowther to be honored on October 8.

THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER RECEIVES $500,000 GRANT FROM LILLY ENDOWMENT INC.

(INDIANAPOLIS – January 8, 2019) — The International Center has been awarded a $500,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support The Center’s programming and general operations in 2019. The Endowment grant is given in two phases: a single installment of $300,000 followed by a challenge grant of $200,000. The challenge grant is designed to inspire other donors to support The International Center and will match the gift dollar-for-dollar. Now in its fifth decade, The International Center remains committed to its mission of serving as a catalyst to inform, convene and connect public, private and civic global objectives in
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INDIANAPOLIS COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FORMALIZED BETWEEN THE INDIANAPOLIS METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER

The public signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and The International Center...

GOVERNOR ERIC HOLCOMB PRESENTED WITH INTERNATIONAL CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Dr. Rachel Vreeman Named First Global Impression Award Recipient INDIANAPOLIS (August 27, 2018) — The International Centered presented its prestigious International Citizen of the Year (ICY) Award to Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb during their annual award dinner at the Indiana Roof Ballroom on August 23, 2018. The Center’s Board of Directors selected Governor Holcomb as this year’s recipient in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the globalization of Indiana. Former Governor Mitch Daniels, President of Purdue University and a former ICY award recipient, and Melissa Proffitt, an International Center Board Member and Indianapolis Office Managing Partner at Ice
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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER ADDS TO GROWING RELOCATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT

INDIANAPOLIS – April 25, 2018 – The International Center has added Sandra Pfister to its award-winning relocation services department. Pfister, a graduate of SRH University of Applied Science in Heidelberg, Germany, has assumed the role of relocation services assistant, where she will coordinate client relocations, maintain welcome materials, and produce monthly newsletters designed for newly relocated expatriates settling in Central Indiana. She brings a wealth of international experience to The Center’s diverse relocation services department, holding roles in Germany, France, Australia and the United States. “We’re thrilled to add Sandra to our thriving relocation services department,” said Martin Baier,
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