Colorado State University students, faculty and staff came together at the annual Celebrate! CSU Awards on Wednesday, April 11, to recognize the teaching, research and service achievements of the campus community. Among the 2018 honorees were three Office of International Programs Distinguished Service Award recipients, recognized for their contributions and impact on campus-wide internationalization – College of Liberal Arts Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Professor of English Roze Hentschell, Director of Apartment Life Christie Mathews, and Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and National Renewable Energy Laboratory Director John Moore.


Roze Hentschell
College of Liberal Arts Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Professor of English 

Throughout her career at CSU, Roze Hentschell has been a champion of international education. In the past few years, she has championed several large initiatives to diversify and enhance student learning on campus and abroad. Roze is a leader who demonstrates the value of seeking new perspectives, and naturally cultivates a welcoming culture in her classroom, trainings and collaborative projects. As a professor, she developed the Shakespeare in Oxford program in collaboration with the University Honors Program. As Associate Dean of Liberal Arts, Roze has organized departmental committees to make education abroad program selection easier and more academically relevant for students, encouraged the development of innovative and community engaged programs at the CSU Todos Santos Center in Mexico, and lead professional development to help instructors make classrooms more inclusive for learners of all identities.

Christie Mathews
Apartment Life Director

As Director of Apartment Life, Christie Mathews oversees International House, Aggie Village, and University Village, where many of CSU’s international students and scholars reside. For more than a decade, she has provided strong leadership in prioritizing intercultural learning opportunities for Apartment Life residents, and training her staff on cultural dynamics and intercultural competencies. Christie works closely with International Programs and the Fort Collins International Center through ongoing programs, including weekly Friday Afternoon Club and summer barbecues. She is a strong advocate for international students, supporting and advocating for them during periods when they have experienced a variety of difficult circumstances.

John Moore
Ecosystem Science and Sustainability Department Head,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Director

John Moore has been a strong advocate for international academic partnerships and research collaborations at Colorado State University. While his work spans the globe, he has been instrumental in helping build CSU’s strategic partnerships in China, where CSU has experienced unprecedented student and faculty engagement. John lead the development of a dual degree program between the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and Anhui Agricultural University in China, setting the standard for future CSU academic collaborations around the world. Last fall, the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory and Office of International Programs jointly organized the International Colloquium on Ecosystem Science for the 21st Century, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of NREL, enjoyed record attendance, and featured speakers from around the world.