Our esteemed colleague Dr. Florencia Henshaw has been elected president of the Downstate IL Chapter of the AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese). Likewise, our PhD student Sara Saez-Fajardo was elected to the position of Communications/PD Coordinator. Both received 100% of the votes! Their terms begin on January 1, 2022. The AATSP promotes the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related literatures and cultures at all levels of education. Founded in 1917, is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive language-specific professional association in the United States. It is a tribute to both Florencia and Sara's dedication and professionalism that they have been elected to leadership roles in the Downstate IL Chapter. Congrats Florencia and Sara!