The Founders Award
Description of the Founders Award
The Founders Award was established by the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Central States) in 1986 to honor its founders, including the fourteen original Board Members: Jermaine D. Arendt, Jacqueline Elliott, Percy Fearing, Anthony Gradisnik, Frank Grittner, Gilbert Kettelkamp, Charles Kirk, Wallace Magoon, Barbara Ort, J. Henry Owens, Richard Payne, J. Thomas Shaw, Lorraine Strasheim, and Albert Turner. It was first awarded in 1988.
Nominations of an individual should include the candidate's present position and role in the world language profession; the ways in which the candidate meets the specific criteria for the award, including significant contributions to Central States over the years; the capacity in which the nominator has known the candidate; the candidate's current curriculum vitae; and support documentation that bears direct relevance to the nomination.
Previous Founders Award Winners
2022 Mary Goodwin Ohio 2005 Dena Bauer Bachman Missouri