The department extends its congratulations to Megan Mavity as the 2014 recipient of the Mundo Hispánico Award. Through this award, Mavity's professors recognized her exemplary academic and intellectual work in the classroom as well as her commitment to education and the Latino community.
Mavity is one of the department's many long-standing and dedicated assistant teachers and also taught with the Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools program for three semesters. In both of these endeavors, Mavity demonstrated an infallibly positive attitude and exercised her teamwork-focused vision.
Last summer, as a Davidson College Education Scholar, Mavity taught English to Spanish-speaking kindergartners and identified, in collaboration with Olivia Goolsby '14, the need for bringing elementary curricular readings into Spanish-speaking homes. Mavity and Goolsby organized a crowd-sourced translation of The World According to Humphrey for the Spanish-speaking families of Pinewood Elementary School in Charlotte. Together, they enlisted the help of more than 35 students, alumni, professors, and community members to translate.
During Mavity 's senior year, she worked with the International House in Charlotte as their director of community outreach. She will continue there as director of education after graduation. Mavity's commitment to the community and education, as well as her own boundless intellectual curiosity and scholarly sense of purpose, make her a deserving recipient of the Mundo Hispánico Award. ¡Felicidades, Megan!