People to People International has chosen Dawn Hyatt, program assistant with Park University's Office of International Education and Study Abroad, as its 2012 Outstanding Campus Adviser. Hyatt will be recognized in August at the PTPI Board of Trustees meeting in Tallinn, Estonia.
The Outstanding Campus Adviser Award is presented to an adult adviser of a PTPI student chapter or a campus adviser of a PTPI university chapter who has excelled in the position of leadership and contributed substantially to the overall development of the chapter.
This is the second consecutive year a Park staff member has received the award. The honor was given last year to Angie Peterson, director of the Office of International Education and Study Abroad.
"This opportunity has allowed me to work with students and others in the community on a regular basis," Hyatt, who lives in Kansas City, Mo., said. "The opportunity to help students grow through study abroad programs, international clubs and volunteer projects is a job I'm passionate about."
Park's chapter of PTPI was chartered in 2003, making it the first university-level chapter of PTPI in the United States. The organization encourages students to take on international issues and get involved in their communities.