The President’s Award is given to a senior student who has greatly contributed to the development of a strong sense of community at Northern Kentucky University through special efforts to: break down barriers of discrimination, or promote international awareness or promote the interaction of traditional and non- traditional students, or promote diversity, or promote handicap awareness and access. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required. This award will be presented upon completion of degree requirements. The award does not have to be given if the committee determines there are no suitable nominees during a particular year. The Office of Student Life sponsors this award.
For Adam Langsdale, attending college at NKU opened up more doors for him than he ever expected.
The Boone County native spent his 2016 spring semester at NKU’s partner university in Ulsan, South Korea. Learning the Korean culture impacted the way he spent his final years on campus.
Since his return to the United States, Adam has worked in the Office of Education Abroad at NKU. Understanding the feeling of being in a foreign country, he continues to support international students—giving them rides, taking them shopping and helping them get adequately acquainted. Adam has also served as president of the Korean Club at NKU, where he organized events such as cooking authentic food or watching popular movies for Korean students studying at NKU. His ability to foster these friendships has led to more international awareness on campus as well as an increase in students studying with NKU’s partner school Korea.
“Adam has given countless hours to expanding international awareness on NKU’s campus—mentoring international and domestic students and increasing the number of students studying abroad in both directions,” said Michelle Melish, associate director, office of education abroad.
Adam is thankful for the experience and opportunities he has had a NKU. He hopes to work in marketing research or purchasing for an international company upon graduation.