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Mr. Jason Albaugh has received the department's 2017 Alumni Achievement Award. He graduated from the department in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Latin Secondary Education. Jason has been a Latin teacher at East Grand Rapids High School since 2010. He serves as Principal Examiner for Paper 2 of the International Baccalaureate Standard Level Assessment in Latin.
In his teaching he modifies materials and curricula for a wide range of student abilities, including students with severe visual/auditory impairments, mental and emotional difficulties, and extreme reading deficiencies. Mr. Albaugh has been active in the Michigan Junior Classical League since his high school days. As Latin Club Advisor, he now leads students to the MJCL conventions and assemblies. He received the Glenn M. Knudsvig Award for Outstanding Latin Teaching in Michigan Secondary Schools in 2016.
Each year the Department of World Languages and Literatures nominates an alumnus or alumna for an Alumni Achievement Award.
2018: Sarah Murray
2017: Jason Albaugh
2016: Rebekkah Zanotti
2015: Ellen Knuth
2014: Jessica Sturm
2013: Monique Coyne
2012: Jeanne Friedman
2011: Dr. Cynthia Ruoff
2010: Dr. Aaron Boesenecker
2009: Roberto Zuniga
2008: Dr. John Van Gessel
2007: Dr. Lawrence Kuiper
2005: Thomas Petzold
2004: John Beaudoin
2003: Dr. Mary-Kathleen (Gernant) Blanchard
2002: Dr. Steven F. Kokmeyer
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