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John Brademas Honored at Language Educators Convention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Steve Ackley
703-894-2900, x105

November 25, 2008, Alexandria, VA – The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) has named Dr. John Brademas, former Majority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives, as 2008 winner of the ACTFL Edwin Cudecki Award for Support for Language Education.  The award, which recognizes individuals who have developed ties between international business, language education and international studies, was presented at the November 20 Assembly of Delegates at ACTFL’s 2008 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo in Orlando, FL.

After leaving Congress, Brademas continued his distinguished career by pursuing his passion for education and serving as President of New York University from 1981 to 1992. During that time, he led the transition of NYU from a regional commuter school to a national and international residential research university.  The University established the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.  Previous recipients of the Cudecki Award include Actor-Director Tony Plana and Charles Kolb of the Committee for Economic Development.

 Nearly 6,000 language teachers and administrators from around the world convened at the conference in Orlando to attend three days of workshops and sessions and to visit more than 350 exhibits representing companies providing products and services to language educators.  The Assembly of Delegates where the award was presented is comprised of leaders of the language profession representing over 100 organizational members of ACTFL from state associations to regional conferences to national language-specific organizations.

More than 12,000 foreign language educators and administrators representing all languages at all levels hold membership in ACTFL.  The association provides these members with a wide variety of professional development opportunities, including training and certification programs. 

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Date: 
Tuesday, November 25, 2008