Professor Honored by German Government with Friendship Award – University of Alabama News


Dr. Thomas C. Fox on Wednesday received the prestigious German-American Friendship Award from the German government at the University of Alabama Student Center. It is one of the highest decorations awarded by Germany to a non-citizen and recognizes professional achievement and success in promoting German-American relations.

Dr. Thomas C. Fox received the German-American Friendship Award on April 13.

Fox is a professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages ​​and director of UA’s German program. He previously held the position of director of the department for several years.

“I am touched and honored by this unexpected award,” Fox said. “I am grateful to the German government for this recognition of my modest efforts to promote German-American friendship.”

The award was presented by Consul General Melanie Moltmann of Atlanta on behalf of Ambassador Emily Haber and the Federal Republic of Germany. The prize is awarded semi-annually.

Fox has published several books and scholarly articles in reputable journals. At Capstone, Fox teaches classes on German literature, culture, language, the Holocaust and more. Fox also travels abroad with students throughout Germany and Austria. He has served nationally and internationally in a variety of professional and leadership roles, including editor of the GDR Bulletin, board member of the Alabama Germany Partnership, and president of the Alabama State Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German.


Caroline Gazzara-McKenzie, UA Strategic Communications, [email protected]

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