European Studies Certificate Recipient and 2024 International Studies Major Kamika Patel honored with the prestigious Troxell-Glicksman Award

By Sreeja Kodati
As a senior majoring in International Studies (IS) and specializing in Global Security and Communication Arts, Kamika has excelled and taken proactive steps to create meaningful changes within her academic community. She realized the need for a space for IS majors to connect and initiated the revival of the Wisconsin International Studies Major Association (WISMA).


Drawing from her experiences in community engagement, marketing, and event planning, she meticulously worked towards organizing WISMA’s successful official kickoff event. Kamika’s dedication to enhancing her peers’ academic and social experience exemplifies the spirit of the Troxell-Glicksman Award. Her initiative, leadership, and commitment to fostering inclusivity and empowerment serve as an inspiration to her fellow students and the broader UW–Madison community.


The Troxell-Glicksman Awards, named in honor of Louise Troxell and Edna Kerngood Glicksman, is a testament to the university’s commitment to recognizing and celebrating outstanding female scholars who embody intelligence, academic curiosity, community engagement, and global awareness. Through initiatives like the Troxell-Glicksman Awards, the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Letters and Sciences continues to shine a light on the remarkable contributions of women in academia and beyond, inspiring future generations to reach new heights of achievement and impact. European Studies applaud her and her fellow awardees’ achievements as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.