This award is given to recognize highly successful French teachers who participate in conferences, are leaders in the foreign language field, and who serve in their professional organizations.
"I am honored and humbled to have been awarded this national distinction from the AATF,” said Chirol Hill. “It gives me even more enthusiasm to continue doing what I love to do, which is to bring to life the French language and Francophone cultures to Whittier College and to the Southern California community.”
She will be honored at the AATF Award Banquet this summer.
Chirol was named Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Knight in the Order of Academic Palms) by the Cultural Ministry of France in 2012 and was appointed the Hazel Cooper-Jordan Chair in Arts and Humanities in 2013. Nominated by students, she received the Whittier College Presidential Award for inspiring faculty-student collaborations on research, scholarship, and creative activity in 2015.