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Awards Grants Scholarships

Mrs. Laura Terry, Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs
ETSU Staff Woman of the Year, Award Recipient 2016
LCRC nominee for ETSU Staff Woman of the Year
President Brian Noland, along with Dr. Michelle Hurley, chair of the ETSU Commission for Women Standing Committee presented the award to Mrs. Terry.

Ines Galiano
Served as Graduate Assistant for the LCRC 2014-2016
Outstanding Creative Graduate Achievement awarded April, 2016, for Master Thesis Project
Outstanding Contribution by a Graduate Student awarded April, 2016, for work with El Nuevo Tennessean
ETSU Graduate Studies, Department of Media and Communication

Julia E. Ledesma de Rusiñol
Served as Graduate Assistant for the LCRC 2011-2013, Interim Director of LCRC Fall 2016-present
Graduate Student Award for Service Projects that Enhance the Public Good awarded by the School of Graduate Studies, March 2015, for her work to improve the quality of translations by undergraduate students of Spanish for El Nuevo Tennessean                                                                                                                        

Corey Jones
Served as Federal Work Study student worker in the LCRC 2015
Awarded collaborative grant from ETSU Honors College to buy materials for the English and Computers class for Hispanic parents in the community that he taught as LCRC project

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

     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

     Jorja Cummings, LCRC (2006-2009)
     Tuition Scholar
     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
2009, 2002

Notable Woman of ETSU,
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 Health Care
Beginning Spanish for Health Care was initiated 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 "Health Care 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
2013 is the 7th 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. 

Scholarship Funds
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.

Niswonger Foundation
2009 - $500 for ETSU students involved in the Migrant Education Program.
2008 - $1,000 for ETSU students involved in the Migrant Education Program.

University Advancement
2007 - $1,850.00 for ETSU students enrolled in the Migrant Education Program.

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