SCSU language educator honored

Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures (MCTLC), a statewide organization of world language teachers from elementary through college levels, has named Professor Phyllis VanBuren the 2006 Emma Birkmaier Award recipient. The award is presented yearly in recognition of service and support for world languages and cultures by someone within the language teaching profession in Minnesota.

VanBuren, ’69 ’76, who teaches German and Spanish at St. Cloud State University, has been a College Board consultant, Advanced Placement reader and table leader in Spanish, and a member of the national advisory committee for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and of the Educational Testing Service/Praxis. Her name also has appeared in “Who’s Who in American Education” for more than a decade.

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