Dr. Jeffery Zamostny
UWG Assistant Professor of Spanish Dr. Jeffrey Zamostny has been selected as UWG's
nominee for the 2016 Regents' Teaching Excellence Award in the category of Individual
Teaching. Dr. Zamostny will now compete for this honor with other nominees from the
University System of Georgia. Dr. Zamostny was also awarded the FLAG 2014 Teacher
of Promise for Post-Secondary Education. This award recognizes teachers who effectively
strive to use various strategies, techniques and materials to enhance the students’
interest in, acquisition of and proficiency in a second language.
Dr. Lisa Connell
French professor Dr. Lisa Connell is the recipient of FLAG's 2015 Post-Secondary Teacher
of the Year Award.
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is proud to announce this year's
awards and scholarship recipients. Kelsey Anderson, a Foreign Languages and Literature
major with a concentration in Spanish with P-12 Teaching Certification, is the 2015
College of Arts and Humanities recipient of the Sally Pafford Memorial Scholarship.
Krystallyn Keith, a double major in Spanish and Anthropology, has won a prestigious
Benjamin Gilman Scholarship. She will receive $2,000 to support her participation
in our summer 2016 study abroad program in Costa Rica. Krystallyn is a stellar student
who came to West Georgia after serving as a Pashto translator in the Marine Corps,
and she has continued to excel in the classroom here. She has been on the Dean’s list
and a member of the Honors College, and has been active on campus with the Anthropology
Society, Center for Adult Learners and Veterans, and Student Veterans Association.
Tori Williams, a dual Foreign Languages and Literature major with concentrations in
French and Spanish with P-12 Teaching Certification, is this year's recipient of the
College of Arts and Humanities H.O. Lovvorn Scholarship. Ms. Williams was also awarded
the Gordon Watson Award "presented annually to the outstanding students from academic
disciplines in the Humanities" and the Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant to study abroad