Published on March 4, 2016 by Sean Flynt
Angela Ferguson with WLAC chair Mike Ledgerwood
The Alabama Germany Partnership honored Samford University World Languages and Cultures professor and director of international education Angela Ferguson at its annual dinner March 3. The organization’s Barbara Fisher Education Award recognizes Ferguson’s “exceptional devotion to teaching German language and culture.”
Ferguson spent her early years in Kaiserslautern, Germany, where her father was working as a pastor in a European Baptist Church. She joined Samford’s faculty in 2004 and serves as the university’s director of international education as she continues teaching and coordinating Samford’s German courses. Her research interests include early modern German poetry, women’s studies, German film and using technology in the foreign-language classroom. She is a recipient of both Fulbright and DAAD awards to study in Germany.
About Samford University—Samford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of 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 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.