ISSUED: 19 May 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Two Shepherd University employees were honored by Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars May 15 during its annual conference, which took place virtually this year due to COVID-19.
Dr. Ann Marie Legreid, associate dean, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, received the 2020 Yvonne Captain Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education.
“The committee was very impressed with your credentials and commitment to international education,” said Dr. Guillermo de los Reyes, Phi Beta Delta director of awards, in a letter announcing the honor. “We encourage you to continue this path and applaud your stellar career as an educator and leader, which shows your strong efforts to promote excellence in global education.”
“I am delighted and honored to be the recipient of the 2020 Yvonne Captain Faculty Award from Phi Beta Delta Honor Society,” Legreid said. “My life and career have been dominated by global themes and international education, from teaching geography to study abroad, international research, faculty exchange, and presentations at international conferences. It was a tremendous honor to be asked to serve as international president of the society; this faculty award is frosting on the cake of honor. Most importantly, I cherish this award because it speaks to the importance of global knowledge and intercultural respect.”
Sharon Ann Carpenter, administrative secretary senior in the College of Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science, received the Edward S. Blankenship Staff Award for outstanding work in support of a chapter.
“This recognizes Sharon’s pivotal role in the success of the Phi Beta Delta national conference we hosted in May-June 2019,” Legreid said. “She did a phenomenal job in planning and execution.”
“I’m honored to receive recognition for the part I played in bringing international scholars to share their work with their peers here at Shepherd,” Carpenter said. “Phi Beta Delta is key in helping our Shepherd students to have the opportunity of a global experience by studying abroad and bringing international academics to our small part of the world.”
Shepherd’ Phi Beta Delta Theta Epsilon Chapter had its first induction ceremony in April 2016 and currently has 30 active members.
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