Faculty recognized as Presidential, Antone award winners
President Kelli J. Armstrong has announced this year’s recipients of both the Presidential Faculty Award and the Sister M. Therese Antone Academic Excellence Award.
The Presidential Faculty Award has been presented to Dr. Esther Alarcon-Arana, assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages, while recipients of the Sister M. Therese Antone Academic Excellence Award include Dr. Dean de la Motte, professor in the Department of Modern Languages, and Dr. Jameson Chace, professor and chairman of the Department of Cultural, Environmental and Global Studies.
Alarcon-Arana is awarded a one-course reduction for the fall 2020 semester to support her work in developing an in-house textbook and smartphone app for intermediate Spanish courses offered at Salve Regina. “I believe this is a wonderful opportunity to enhance the options in teaching methods and will greatly benefit our students,” Armstrong said.
De la Motte receives a $5,000 award to support his intensive immersion language study in German during the next two summers, aimed at strengthening his teaching of Elementary German I and II at Salve Regina. “This will significantly improve your spoken German, as well as broaden your knowledge of the history, culture and geography of the German-speaking world, which is an important element of language instruction,” Armstrong said.
Chace receives a $5,000 award in recognition of his steadfast commitment to excellence within the University, with his peers, with students and with the mercy mission. In addition to coordinating the interdisciplinary environmental studies major at Salve Regina, Chace is helping to spearhead the Davis Education Foundation’s civic engagement grant and serves as speaker of the faculty assembly, among more. “It is clear that the students and the University are always in your best interest,” Armstrong said.