Susan Colville-Hall, professor emeritus in the College of Education, was recently awarded the Distinguished Career Award from the Ohio Foreign Language Association (OFLA).
Colville-Hall was nominated by a colleague and the nomination was unanimously supported by the OFLA awards committee and board. She will be recognized at their 2014 annual conference.
Her nomination, in part: “Dr. Colville-Hall has served the language teaching profession for more than forty years. Her expertise in teaching spans the secondary and tertiary spectrum: she was a high school French/Spanish teacher for 18 years; she taught university language courses; and her teaching career culminated with 45 years of experience and dedication preparing the next generation of language teachers at The University of Akron.”
“When I meet Dr. Colville-Hall’s students at the yearly OFLA conference, they always comment on how well she prepared them to plan engaging lessons, deliver meaningful content, and assess students’ real world language proficiency. Her work always extended beyond the classroom as she provided valuable service to the profession. She has demonstrated a distinguished career and I can’t think of a more deserving educator who has an exceptional cumulative career in teaching and service to the language profession.”