Languages and Cultures

West Chester University

Dr. Israel Sanz-Sanchez
Acting Chair January-June 2016
224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048

Dr. Alfred Roberts

Past and present students and faculty wish to pay tribute to the late Dr. Alfred Roberts, who died on October 30, 2012. Fred founded the Department of Foreign Languages at West Chester and served as chairperson from 1962 to 1974. He received his undergraduate degree in Modern Languages from Ursinus College in 1949 as Valedictorian of his class, and went on to pursue his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in French from the University of Pennsylvania. Fred taught in the Department as professor from 1959 until his retirement in 1988. In addition, Fred founded the Junior Year Abroad program in France in 1963, and was president of the Faculty Senate (1969-1970). In honor of his retirement, the Department received a generous donation to found the Alfred D. Roberts Foreign Language Scholarship to assist students to study abroad.

Fred will be missed by his university family, which sends heartfelt condolences to his family. We invite you to share your memories of Fred Roberts with us on Facebook.

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