Congratulations to the recipient of the 2017 Post-Secondary Educator of Excellence, Dr. Bobby Hobgood, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Hobgood was selected as this year's recipient on the basis of his excellent teaching portfolio and letters of recommendation. Click here to see a list of previous recipients as well as a nomination form.
"As young learners, we delight in imagining our future selves. Our naieté and lack of knowledge of how the world works are roadblocks to understanding the journey. My early ambitions lead me on a trajectory that dramactically changed when I studied abroad as a college student. That experience was the catalyst for a challenging and exciting journey characterized by sage advice, encouragement, and expert modeling from mentors, colleagues, and friends who collectively taught me the value of being a lifelong learner. With many thanks to these, I am greatly humbled by this award. Thank you all for helping me to understand the journey. It is with great pride that I continue to share my love for education and in particular, second language study. Now, almost 30 years as a career educator, I can both see and understand where I'm going while rrecognizing the contributions of a myriad of meaningful interactions along the way. "Un grand merci" to SCOLT and to my state organization, FLANC, for your outstanding support" - Dr. Bobby Hobgood