Modern language professor recognized by senior class
The Class of 2013 honored Department of Modern Languages Professor Zane Segle with the James A. Grimsley Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence. The award recognizes the outstanding educator and mentor as voted on by the senior class. The award was established in honor of the 16th president of The Citadel, Maj. Gen. James A. Grimsley, who was noted for his love of learning.
A member of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures faculty since 2005, Segle is a graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho and the University of Utah. He obtained his Ph.D. in pre-modern Spanish literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Cadets have studied Spanish under Segle at every level from elementary communication to advanced literature and culture. His passion for the language and for teaching is clearly evident from his students who described his classes as lively and engaging.
An avid supporter of study abroad experiences, Segle is responsible for several Spanish study-abroad programs. Additionally, he has worked to enhance the college’s study of Chinese language and culture. As a mentor and an educator Segle urges students to realize that they are connected to a global society and the strength of that connection depends upon their knowledge and ability to communicate.
In addition to teaching, Segle has served in many capacities on faculty committees devoted to enriching the academic experience of cadets.
The award was presented by James A. Grimsley III, Class of '68, of Beaufort, S.C., on behalf of his father.