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Call for nominations

Each year at the annual meeting of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, the Walton Award is presented to an individual whose career has been distinguished by selfless service and noteworthy contributions to the fostering of less commonly taught language initiatives. Named after the late A. Ronald Walton whose tireless efforts on behalf of less commonly taught languages are remembered fondly by all who knew him, the Walton award will be presented at the NCOLCTL annual meeting next year in Chicago, Illinois on April 25-28, 2013.

From 2004, we started an open nomination system whereby nominations will be entertained from individual members of any and all of the NCOLCTL member organizations, as well as from concerned professionals active in less-commonly taught language endeavors who are not affiliated with any particular language organization. To submit a nomination, please forward via email:
a) a cover letter explaining why your nominee is a worthy candidate to receive the Walton Award because his/her career has been characterized by selfless service and noteworthy contributions on behalf of less commonly taught language initiatives
b) your nominee's curriculum vitae and
c) names of two colleagues who would be willing to provide references on behalf of the nominee if so desired by the Walton Award selection committee.
This and other important conference information is available on the NCOLCTL website, here.

Please email the nomination to the address below by Friday, November 9, 2012.

NCOLCTL Walton Award Selection Committee

NB: An LCTL organization or individual needs to be a NCOLCTL paid member to be eligible to nominate a candidate.The selected candidate needs to be available to receive the Award at the NCOLCTL 2013 annual conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Submitted by LMP Editor