Lalande to receive honor

Dr. John F. Lalande II of Oswego, a professor of German at SUNY Oswego, this fall will be one of nine people honored for outstanding achievement in furthering the teaching of German in schools of the United States.

Lalande will receive a certificate of merit award from the American Association of Teachers of German and the Goethe-Institute New York on Nov. 18 in Nashville. Letters from students, faculty and administrators from SUNY Oswego and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign supported his nomination for the honor.

A native of Oswego as well as a graduate of SUNY Oswego, Lalande chairs of the department of modern languages and literatures at the college. He received his doctorate from Pennsylvania State University.

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(Posted: Sep 06, 2006)