Roswitha Burwick Named Recipient of AATG/Goethe-Institut Award

CLAREMONT, California – September 10, 2008

The American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) and the Goethe-Institut of New York named Roswitha Burwick, Distinguished Professor of Modern Foreign Languages at Scripps College, one of seven recipients of the 2008 Certificate of Merit for outstanding achievement. The award is given annually, since 1978, to a select group of educators who further the teaching of German in schools in the United States.

The award will be presented at the AATG and American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, on November 22, with approximately 250 AATG members in attendance.

About Scripps College

Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.


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