Iowa World
Language Association

Press Release for 2015 Friend of IWLA Award Winner, Bea Houston

10 Oct 2015 11:00 AM | Jason Noble


Des Moines, IA—The Iowa World Language Association (IWLA) is pleased to announce a 2015 Friend of IWLA has been given to Bea Houston, current Activities Director and Faculty Development Specialist, and former Spanish Instructor at Western Iowa Technical Community College in Sioux City, IA. The award presentation was held during the Luncheon of the 2015 Iowa World Language Association Annual Conference at the Downtown Mariott in Des Moines, IA on Friday, October 9th.

Since 2008, Bea Houston has worked tirelessly as the Annual Conference Membership and Registration Chairperson. Being the sole registration person, Bea has sacrificed attending many conference sessions to be available during the busy times. IWLA Treasurer Stacy Amling notes, "Bea always has a quick smile and a ready answer for attendees who stop by the registration table with questions or conference feedback." Bea has also served as the community college representative on the IWLA Advisory Council, and has been active on the Executive Board for the Iowa chapter of American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, working as Secretary and Treasurer for that organization. IWLA would like to thank Bea for being a Friend of IWLA.

About IWLA
The Iowa World Language Association (IWLA) represents the more than 1200 world language educators in the state from all levels of instruction and representing all languages. The Iowa World Language Association (IWLA) is devoted to advancing the worldwide mission of education and world languages, literature and culture by promoting the study of world languages and cultures, promoting language curricula, from primary to post-secondary levels, to enable students to become proficient in the target language, and opening the doors for multilingual interaction with other cultures. More information can be found at

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