Nzegwu recognized for international education efforts
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Louis Nzegwu, professor of business administration, was selected for the 2018 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Excellence in International Advising Award. This annual award acknowledges a faculty or staff member who has demonstrated passion for innovation in helping students incorporate an education abroad experience in their UW-Platteville degree program, and/or who has had a significant positive impact on the international student population at the university.
Nzegwu has taught at UW-Platteville since 1991, and he believes students can learn valuable skills from international studies. “We live in a global village,” he said. “The best way to immerse, understand and experience international cultures is by taking international courses.”
Since joining UW-Platteville, Nzegwu became the founding director of the International Business Resource Center and completed several short-term, faculty-led study abroad trips. He has taken students to China more than 10 times for short study tours and to Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Egypt as well. He believes that these trips are essential to exposing students to the importance of cultural knowledge and global education.
As the director of the International Business Resource Center, Nzegwu helps provide UW-Platteville and the wider community the tools necessary to be successful in business on an international level. These services include enhancing faculty development in international business, providing international marketing advisory services and assistance to regional companies to seek and interpret expansion in overseas markets for their products and services, and developing study abroad opportunities for students interested in international business.
“The International Business Resource Center was established to help students, faculty and the business community to develop and strengthen their international understanding and economic competitiveness,” Nzegwu said. “I enjoy helping students understand different cultures and opportunities that are available to them in a global market economy. This aspect makes international education an exciting field that helps our students at UW-Platteville grow and reach their potentials.”
Nzegwu believes that successful international advising happens when students feel safe in their environment. He consistently offers his availability to talk to students about their travels, and he wants to ensure that students find their study-abroad experiences very rewarding.
Nzegwu will be recognized at the all-campus convocation on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
Written by: Dalton Miles, Student Writer, Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org