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CHARLESTON, S.C.,(Apr. 6)--Lt. Col. Frank D. Frohlich, Ph.D., associate professor emeritus of modern languages, will receive the Federal Republic of Germany Friendship Award at 3:45 p.m. Friday during the dress parade of the Corps of Cadets at The Citadel. Axel Saurer, vice consul of the German Consulate in Atlanta, Ga., will present the award to Frohlich.

     The award is given each year to recognize outstanding Americans, who in their respective fields of academia, politics, media, culture and other areas, have had an impact in fostering positive German-American relations. The award has been in existence since 1981 and has been given to a distinguished group of approximately 800 people, averaging one award per state each year.

     Frohlich retired from The Citadel in May 1994 after 30 years of teaching, but continues an active involvement with The Citadel Family. Frohlich taught German and Russian and served as acting head of the department of modern languages for the last two years of his tenure. He also served as an academic adviser to various cadet companies and on many college committees including curriculum, promotion and tenure, scholarship and faculty council.

     Frohlich was born in Bayreauth, Germany, and came to the United States in June 1950. He holds a bachelor of science degree in education and a master of arts degree in German and Russian from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a doctoral degree in German from Vanderbilt University.

     Frohlich is a member of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association and the American Association of Teachers of German.


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