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Chacon Named Second Vice President For Northeast Modern Language Association

  • Published: November 14, 2013

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Chacon Named Second Vice President For Northeast Modern Language Association

Nazareth College is pleased to announce that Hilda Chacon, Ph.D., associate professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature, has been elected as the second vice president of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). A graduate of Ohio State University, Chacon focuses her interest on Latin American culture.

Chacon will serve one year in the position and will be inaugurated in April 2014 at the 45th Annual Convention in Harrisburg, Pa. After serving one year as second vice president, Chacon will advance to first vice president, then president.

Chacon began her career as a journalist in Costa Rica where she worked in radio, TV, and print media. She is now an associate professor in the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department at Nazareth College. Chacon is an active participant in the Honors, Women’s Studies, and Fulbright programs of Nazareth. She is also the Rose Marie Beston Chair (2010-2014).

NeMLA is the regional branch for the northeast United States of the Modern Language Association (MLA). It is an umbrella organization that gathers all careers, universities, programs, and scholars in languages and cultures, including English across the nation. NeMLA was founded in 1967 and holds yearly conventions that provide the opportunity to further advance the academic debate on literature and culture across languages and geographical areas of cultural production. The annual conference includes guest speakers, panel discussions, and workshops with academics form the area and beyond.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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