The king of Spain is honoring a College of William and Mary professor with his country’s highest cultural achievement award.
George Greenia is a professor of modern languages and literature who specializes in studies of the Spanish Middle Ages.
At a ceremony in Washington last week, Greenia was awarded the Cross of Isabel the Catholic.
University spokeswoman Erin Zagursky says Greenia is a former Franciscan brother who has worked at William and Mary for 26 years.
During the past three summers, he has led undergraduate students from William and Mary on a 500-mile trek retracing the Christian pilgrimage route across northern Spain.
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