NCOLCTL Seeking Nominations for 2009 Walton Award Recipient

NCOLCTL seeking nominations for the 2009 Walton Award Recipient


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 Madison, Wisconsin, on April 23-26, 2009.

All individual members of NCOLCTL are invited to make nomination.

Nominations will also be entertained from individual members of any and all of the NCOLCTL member organizations. To submit a nomination, please forward via email 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 vita 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. Please email the nomination to the address below by *December 10th, 2009*.

This and other important conference information is available on the NCOLCTL website, here:


NCOLCTL Walton Award Selection Committee (

NB: An LCTL Organization or an individual needs to be a NCOLCTL paid up member to be eligible to nominate a candidate.