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2003-2004 Globalization Awards to be given May 4

New Mexico State University's Office of the Vice Provost for International and U.S.-Mexico Border Programs will recognize the 2003-2004 International Programs Globalization Awards recipients at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 330.

rds are given annually to NMSU faculty members, staff, students or community members who promote international understanding, cooperation, involvement and development at the university.

This year's award recipients are Greg Bloom, Robert Foster and Jeanne Gleason.

Bloom, outreach coordinator for the Center for Latin American and Border Studies, is the assistant editor of Frontera NorteSur (FNS), the center's online news source. With more than 2,500 subscribers, FNS is the most important outlet for border-related analyses in the United States. He also co-hosts a Hispanic affairs program titled "Vision" with Michael Olsen, which airs on the local radio station KRWG-FM.

Bloom is a committed analyst and advocate for the families of the women who have been murdered in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. He also works with the Las Cruces-based solidarity group "Amigos de Las Mujeres de Juarez," where many of those families are provided with material and moral support.

Foster, a project manager in the Southwest Technology Development Institute, has 20 years of experience with renewable energy technologies and their applications in international markets. He founded the International Program at TDI, which has employed many NMSU students, including numerous international students who have pursued careers in renewable energy upon return to their home countries.

Foster has helped various governments and international agencies with hundreds of solar and wind energy projects. He has conducted many international renewable energy projects and training activities for the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Agency for International Development, Sandia National Laboratories, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Institute of International Education and various foreign governments.

For more than 20 years, Gleason, assistant department head of Agricultural Communications, has represented NMSU in the international community through her award-winning television documentaries. She and co-producer Patrick Holian have produced broadcast quality television documentaries on location in various countries, including Australia, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Mexico, Fiji and Honduras. Her NMSU-related productions have appeared on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Discover Channel Israel, Royal Jordanian Television and Public Broadcasting Stations across the United States.

Gleason is also involved in international agricultural and food safety work, including a new 12-month agricultural outreach effort to the minority peoples in China. She has raised more than $1 million for NMSU in grants and contracts to support international work and remains active in cultivating new funding sources for the university.

For more information on the Globalization Awards, visit http://www.nmsu.edu/~cip/awards/awardfaq.html.