Global Impression Award

The Global Impression Award, established in 2018, honors emerging leaders who are demonstrating success in their profession, directly impacting the global community within Indiana, and whose work has a considerable impact on a vision for an Indiana that is a vibrant place to live and work, while valuing all cultures.



Nominations for 2019 are now closed. Please check back soon to meet our finalists!

Nomination Process

Nominations will be accepted beginning Wednesday, May 15, 2019. The final day nominations will be accepted will be Monday, July 15, 2019.  Nominations received after the closing date will not be considered.

The Center will recognize the top three nominees at the International Citizen of the Year Dinner and Program, The Center’s premier annual stakeholder event.  This year, we will honor Michael Crowther, CEO of the Indianapolis Zoo and founder of the world-acclaimed Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation on October 8, 2019, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis.

The 2019 Global Impression Award winner, selected from among three finalists, will be announced during the event as an important highlight to the evening’s program!

Award Committee

The International Center has assembled a five-person award committee responsible for selecting the top Global Impression Award nominees. No committee member is an employee of The International Center. Selection of the winner will be made by The International Center Board of Directors from a field of finalist chosen by the Global Impression Award Committee. The vote will be blind, as nominees’ names will not be disclosed.

Application Materials

  • Completed nomination form
  • Nominee’s resume, CV, or link to public LinkedIn profile
  • Nominee should be 42 years of age or younger
  • Letters of recommendation in support of the nominee from those who have worked alongside them in their career
  • Inclusion of news articles or press coverage about their work
  • Published works by the nominee

2018 Recipient and Finalists

2018 Global Impression Award recipient Dr. Rachel Vreeman, pictured with board member Shash Goyal.

Dr. Rachel Vreeman, Director of Research for the IU Center for Global Health and Indiana-led AMPATH Consortium

Dr. Brooke Kandel-Cisco, Associate Professor of Education and Director for the METL and International Baccalaureate Programs at Butler University

Jennifer Pearl, Director of International Programs at the Indy Chamber

Learn more about the Global Impression Award

Contact Glennda McGann, Development and Engagement Director

Nominees will be considered from all regions within Indiana and from all sectors of the community.