At the end of the traditional academic year, Concordia hosts an awards banquet at which service to the university and the church are recognized, advancements are announced, and special awards are given. This year, Concordia’s CALL Abroad center inaugurated a new award in Global Leadership and Engagement, for a faculty member noted for their work in making study abroad opportunities available to students. I was surprised and honored to receive the first award for taking students to Israel for tours and in particular for archaeological experiences through the Hippos Excavations over the last twenty years. I view this award as recognizing in particular the value of Concordia’s partnership with the University of Haifa and the great women and men who have ventured abroad with me. It is their interest and hard work that are most worthy of recognition.