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Call for Nominations for the 2017 Walton Award Recipient

Each year at the annual conference of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, the Walton Award is presented to an individual whose career has been distinguished by selfless service and noteworthy contributions to the fostering of less commonly taught language initiatives. Named after the late A. Ronald Walton, whose tireless efforts on behalf of less commonly taught languages are remembered fondly by all who knew him, the Walton Award will be presented at the NCOLCTL annual conference at Holiday Inn - Schaumburg Area 3405 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 in April from 20th to 23rd, 2017.  
All individual paid members of NCOLCTL are invited to make nominations. Nominations will also be entertained from official representatives of any of the NCOLCTL member organizations in good standing.
To submit a nomination, please send the items listed below via email to: secretariat@ncolctl.org
Nomination Requirements:
a) A cover letter explaining why your nominee is a worthy candidate to receive the Walton Award. Also, state how his/her career has been characterized by selfless service and noteworthy contributions on behalf of less commonly taught languages.
b) Your nominee's curriculum vitae and
c) Names and email addresses of two colleagues who would be willing to provide references on behalf of the nominee in case they are requested by the Walton Award Selection Committee.
The deadline for the nomination is
November 28, 2017
NB:
A LCTL organization or an individual needs to be a NCOLCTL paid member to be eligible to nominate a candidate. The selected candidate needs to register and make his/her own plans to attend the conference in order to receive the Award at the 2017 NCOLCTL annual conference at the Holiday Inn - Schaumburg Area 3405 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
in April from 20th to 23rd, 2017.  

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS 
 
2000 James Alatis, 2001 Teresita Ramos, 2002 Richard D.   Brecht, 2003 Laura Janda, 2004 Laurel R. Rodd, 2005 Dora E. Johnson, 2006 Ray Clifford & Leonard A. Polakiewicz, 2007 Thomas Hinnebusch, 2008 Erica Gilson, 2009 Michael E. Everson, 2010 Antonia Y. Schleicher, 2011 J. David Edwards, 2012 Frederick H. Jackson, 2013 Hong Gang Jin, 2014 Eyamba Bokamba, 2015 Catherine Ingold, 2016 Scott McGinnis