Walters State Professor Receives State Award

The Tennessee World Language Teacher Association has presented one of its highest awards to a Walters State faculty member.

Dr. Erika Stevens, associate professor of Spanish and lead faculty for foreign languages, received the Jacqueline Elliott Award during the organization’s recent conference. The award, named after its first recipient, is given to a foreign language teacher at the post-secondary level for outstanding service to foreign language education.

Stevens recently spearheaded the launch of a Spanish certificate at Walters State. This is only foreign language certificate offered by a community college in Tennessee. She joined the faculty of Walters State in 2010.