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Broner receives award for outstanding teaching

By Amelia Schoeneman '12
November 1, 2011

St. Olaf Associate Professor of Spanish Maggie Broner recently received the 2011 Ricardo A. Narváez Award, an honor the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portugese (AATSP) bestows annually upon an outstanding Spanish teacher in Minnesota.

Broner, a native of Argentina, grew up in both Venezuela and Canada, influencing her specialization in linguistics and second language acquisition and pedagogy. She served as the director of linguistic studies at St. Olaf from 2005 to 2011. Outside of St. Olaf, Broner has served as president of the Minnesota AATSP and published several articles on language acquisition and teaching.

"She has demonstrated professional excellence over a period of many years. She has distinguished herself as a teacher, as a researcher, and for her service within professional organizations," says St. Olaf Professor of Spanish León Narváez, who earned the award himself in 1987. St. Olaf Professor of Spanish Gwendolyn Barnes-Karol also received the award in 1997.

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