Carol Anne Costabile-Heming Wins SCOLT Educator of Excellence Award

Congratulations to Dr. Carol Anne Costabile-Heming, Professor of German at the University of North Texas, who was named the 2018 Southern Conference on Language Teaching Educator of Excellence. According to the SCOLT press release, Dr. Costabile-Heming was recognized due to “the relationships that she establishes with her students and the opportunities she creates for them to connect with the German culture.” They note many of her accomplishments and service to the profession, including serving as President of AATG and the President of SCOLT, and fostering partnerships for language students and educators across the U.S. and Germany.

Dr. Costabile-Heming states, “I am honored and humbled to receive the 2018 SCOLT Educator of Excellence award. The best part of being a university language educator is the close bond that I am able to develop with my students, mentoring them to become proficient speakers of the language, pushing them to push themselves to experience the magic of study abroad, and watching their faces light up during those ‘ah ha’ moments.”

Dr. Costabile-Heming, Courtesy of SCOLT

Learn more about the award here

Amy Young Receives International Education Award at Central College

We wish to congratulate Dr. Amy Young on receiving the Huffman Award for Outstanding Support of International Education at Central College! According to the press release, the award “recognizes the contributions made by Donald and Maxine Huffman to Central’s programs in international education, including cross-cultural areas and foreign language courses, with particular emphasis on study abroad.”

Dr. Young, fourth from the left, with the other faculty award recipients. Photo credit: Central College.


New WiG Vice-President/President Elect

Congratulations to Helga Thorson (University of Victoria) for joining the WiG leadership team as WiG’s newly elected VP/P! Helga will be working alongside Elizabeth Bridges (Rhodes College), who will take over as the organization’s president in October 2018.