Dr. Beverly Moser
Honorary life membership award
The Foreign Language Association of NC (FLANC)
Dr. Beverly Moser, a professor of German at Appalachian State University for over 20 years, received the Foreign Language Association of N.C. (FLANC) Honorary Life Member award for her long service to foreign language education in the state and in the region. One individual is chosen for this honor once a year at FLANC’s annual business meeting.
The award was presented by FLANC board member and Appalachian alumnus Jeff Pageau ’11, who received his M.A. in French from Appalachian.
“Beverly has had a profound impact on my career more than any professor in my undergraduate and graduate experiences. I am a better language teacher because of my experiences in her classes. She taught us the value of advocacy and being leaders in our profession. It was a special honor for me to be the one presenting her with this award that celebrates all that she has done to promote language education not only at Appalachian, but across the state. She is truly of hero to language education in North Carolina,” stated Jeff Pageau, French Instructor and FLANC second vice president.
Moser is active in developing projects to improve language teaching in the college and K-12 settings. By working with colleagues in the department, they have developed and implemented several federally-funded projects at Appalachian and in the Appalachian region.
“This award has contributed a great deal to Appalachian's excellent standing as an institution that supports languages and cultures as integral to global learning. Appalachian has trained many of the Spanish and French teachers currently at work in our region,”said Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand, professor and colleague in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
She was most recently inducted into the Academy of Outstanding Teachers for the College of Arts and Sciences (2019) and is a past recipient of the Global Leadership Award by Appalachian’s Office of International Education and Development (2017), as well as a participant in the Chancellor's Academic Leadership Development Program (2017-18).
Moser received her Bachelors, M.S. and Ph.D. in German at Georgetown University.
About the Department of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers courses that enhance students’ understanding of other cultures and languages as well as their own, making them prepared for lifelong learning in a multicultural world. Learn more at https://dllc.appstate.edu.
By Barclay Ann Blankenship and Ellen Gwin Burnette
November 12, 2019