May 10, 2010


ALLIANCE, Ohio - Continuing their success after Mount Union, Jennifer Alder of Macedonia, a member of the class of 2000, and Stacy Benson of Louisville, a member of the class of 1997, were presented with attendance awards at the annual conference of the Ohio Foreign Language Association (OFLA).

The award, along with a $200 scholarship, is presented annually to high school and college students who plan to pursue a career in teaching a foreign language. This year's awards were presented to 16 college students and 15 high school seniors.

Both Mount Union recipients earned bachelors of art degrees with majors in French. Alder, minoring in secondary education, graduated magna cum laude and while a Mount Union, was a member of several organizations, including Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity and Gamma Sigma Alpha and Order of Omega honoraries.

In addition to majoring in French, Benson also majored in international business and economics. While at Mount Union she was a member of the intercollegiate softball team and the M-Club.

Also at this year's OFLA conference, Melissa Kozel of Solon, a member of the class of 1999, gave a presentation on successful teaching techniques. Kozel, a Spanish major and education minor, graduated magna cum laude from Mount Union and is currently attending graduate school at Kent State University.

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