Published on February 27, 2017 by Sean Flynt  
Heather A. West
Heather A. West

Samford World Languages and Cultures Department professor Heather A. West was honored with the Marlin Harris Award for Outstanding Service to the World Languages Profession at the Alabama World Languages Association (AWLA) conference Feb. 3-4 at Auburn University. The award recognizes an individual who has rendered extraordinary service over time to the world languages profession and to the AWLA.

Also at the AWLA conference, West gave presented her research on “Using SCOLA International News, Radio, and Television programs as a Source of Authentic Documents in the World Languages Classroom.”

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Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.