Two WLC Faculty Members Receive Prestigious ACTFL Awards

CATEGORIES: September 2015

Congratulations to our French faculty members, Professors Linda Quinn Allen and Stacey Weber-Fève, for being named the 2015 recipients of two prestigious, national awards by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Dr. Allen, Associate Professor of French with a joint appointment in the School of Education, was awarded the ACTFL Anthony Papalia Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.  This honor recognizes “a foreign language educator who has demonstrated excellence in the preparation and continuing education of teachers for the profession” (

Dr. Weber-Fève, Associate Professor of French, is the recipient of the Nelson Brooks Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Culture. This award celebrates foreign language educators who “have contributed significantly to the teaching of culture in the foreign language classroom” and whose contribution “has been felt over an extended period of time and [has] influenced large numbers of individuals” (

Dr. Allen’s and Dr. Weber-Fève’s awards recognize their strong engagement with the profession, excellent teaching records, innovative approaches to the curriculum, and established national and international reputations as scholars and educators.