Patricia Robertson Diversity Leadership Award
- Maria Hernandez, Student Recipient 2011
Participant in XCELL Mentor Program
Hispanic Student Day keynote speaker 2011
Article in ETSU Accent Vol. 60, No. 9, December 9, 2011, pg. 9
Link to Article: http://www.etsu.edu/univrela/accentarchives/2011/16_December_9.pdf
- Emily Goepel, Student Recipient 2010
AmeriCorps*Vista (2009 - 2010)
LCRC Tuition Scholar and Office Manager (2010 - 2012)
Article in ETSU Accent Vol. 59, No.6, November 16,2010, pg. 6
Link to article: http://www.etsu.edu/univrela/accentarchives/2010/14November16.pdf
- Jorja Cummings, LCRC (2006-2009)
LCRC Nominee 2008
Harold Love Outstanding Community Involvement Award
- Dr. Ardis Nelson
Nashville, Spring 2009
Distinguished Service Award
- Dr. Ardis Nelson
ETSU College of Arts & Sciences
Notable Woman of ETSU (2010),
- Dr. Ardis Nelson
Sowing Seeds for Change Fellowship
- Jorja Cummings, Recipient 2007
Student Action with Farm Workers
Durham, North Carolina
Academic Community Engaged Department Award
In 2004 the ETSU Department of Foreign Languages was awarded the second annual American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Academic-Community Engaged Department Award in recognition of successful departmental civic engagement, scholarship and service. The award was announced and presented at the AATSP annual conference, held in Acapulco on July 29, 2004. The award was presented to ETSU emeritus professor Eduardo Zayas-Bazán on behalf of the department.
ETSU Instructional Development Grants
2005-2006 Spanish for Healthcare
Beginning Spanish for Healthcare was intiated in the Fall of 2005 in the Department of Foreign Language and is now offered as regular first year Spanish courses: SPAN 1011 and SPAN 1021.
As part of the grant, a workshop was offered April 7, 2006, to 40 area teachers and professionals. Guest speakers at the workshop included Marvyn Bacigalupo, PhD and federally certified court interpreter, who spoke about "Techniques for Medical Interpretation at Different Skill Levels" and Holly Melendez, BA in Foreign Languages and then Research Program Coordinator, ETSU College of Nursing, who focused on "Healthcare and the Northeast Tennessee Hispanic Community."
With the support of this grant, the Language and Culture Resource Center continues to increase the awareness and understanding of diversity and to involve the university faculty and students in hands-on, community-based learning experiences.
2009-2010 Translation and Interpreting Certificate Program
This grant will facilitate the development and implementation of a graduate certificate program in the department of foreign languages.
President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
2012 is the 6th year ETSU has received this distinction. Much of the credit for this award is due to the large number of outreach programs and service-learning hours that are logged by ETSU students through the LCRC. This year's ETSU report for the President's Honor Roll was prepared by our current AmeriCorps* VISTA, Calan Charlton.
Court Interpreter Training
The LCRC has established a scholarship fund in order to finance pre-certification training in the Tennessee Court Interpreters program for qualified full-time students enrolled in the Applied Spanish Translation and Interpretation classes.
2009 - $500 for ETSU students involved in the Migrant Education Program.
2008 - $1,000 for ETSU students involved in the Migrant Education Program.
2007 - $1,850.00 for ETSU students enrolled in the Migrant Education Program.
Patricia Robertson Diversity Leadership Award 2011
(from left to right)
Dr. Ardis Nelson | Maria Hernandez | Emily Goepel