Daniel Hudson Wins AATF Outstanding Senior in French Award

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 21, 2021) – Daniel Hudson, a senior French major from Lilburn, received a 2021 AATF Outstanding Senior in French Award from the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). Hudson was nominated for this distinction by Dr. Jeremy Patterson, BJU Division of World Languages and Cultures chair.

“Since his first semester as a freshman, Daniel has been an exceptional French student. He has not only acquired the language but mastered it,” said Patterson. “Not afraid to speak French, he has used it in as many ways as possible and demonstrated a keen interest in the variety of francophone cultures from all around the world.”

AATF grants this award to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in the study of French as well as an exceptional commitment to the French language and the many cultures where it is spoken. Recipients must have completed at least three years of French study at the time of graduation and be non-native speakers of French.

Hudson has excelled in French study, traveled to multiple francophone countries and used his French in medical interpreting, witnessing, preaching and various other activities. He is the president of the University Language Association.

Founded in 1927, the AATF’s mission is the promotion of the study of the French language and French-speaking works of literature and cultures at all levels. The group, the largest national association of French teachers in the world with nearly 10,000 members, recognizes the achievements of outstanding students in order to motivate them to continue their study of French either through a career in teaching or as a complement to any other profession.