History Professor Honored for Internationalizing Campus

Nebraska Wesleyan University history professor Meghan Winchell has been awarded the White Award for Internationalization.

The award, honoring President John and Marty White for their many years of service to NWU, recognizes individuals who have furthered the internationalization of the campus, its curriculum, its students and faculty.

Winchell spent the 2011-2012 academic year abroad thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship that sent her to Estonia. While there she taught U.S. women’s and African-American history at NWU’s sister school, the University of Tartu.

Since then Winchell has developed a handbook for NWU students, faculty and staff to help prepare them to travel to the University of Tartu. She has also facilitated two visits to Estonia by NWU faculty and staff to find ways to improve experiential learning opportunities for future NWU students who study at the University of Tartu, particularly for chemistry and business majors.

Winchell has also been instrumental in bringing Estonia to the Nebraska Wesleyan campus. Last fall she hosted an international exchange scholar on campus who taught “Estonian Culture and Language.”

Winchell received the award during the university’s NWU Student Symposium.

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Meghan Winchell, 2012-2013 White Award for Internationalization