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Dr. Barbara Domcekova receives 2012 Outstanding Educator Award at Birmingham-Southern
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Barbara Domcekova, associate professor of Spanish at Birmingham-Southern and chair of the college's Latin American Studies program, received the college's annual Outstanding Educator Award during the 153rd Commencement ceremony on May 19.
The award is given to an outstanding member of the BSC faculty based upon recommendations by his or her colleagues. It recognizes a faculty member who is characterized by excellence in all aspects of teaching, including scholarship, classroom performance, and student advising. The award includes a cash stipend and an invitation to serve as speaker at the 2013 Commencement.
Domcekova joined the BSC faculty in 1999 after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Florida. She also received her master's degree from Florida after earning her bachelor's degree from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia.
At Birmingham-Southern, Domcekova coordinates the annual Latin American Studies Symposium, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in April. She also has led numerous Exploration Term trips to South America.