Student Awards 2015-2016
Mark Acosta and Boxi Liu (Japanese Studies majors) both received 2015-2016 Soka Scholarships which provided them with one year of tuition at Soka University in Tokyo.
Dean Arnold (German Studies major) and Davis Braun (BAFLL German 2016) received the Seep Hilsenrad Memorial Award of $500 to two outstanding students in advanced German given by the Delaware Saengerbund and Library Association, Inc.
Conor Bock (BAFLL Three Languages 2016), Davis Braun, Nadia Cumming (English Education major), Jacqueline Mattie (BAFLL German 2015), and Samantha Serratore (BA Environmental Engineering, German minor 2016) were awarded comprehensive German-American Federation Scholarships in 2015 and 2016 which allowed them to spend a year at a German university.
Benjamin Carleton (Spanish Studies major) won the Sigma Delta Pi Book award for the Spanish Honor Society’s initiate with the highest GPA.
Shawn Conroy (BAFLL Russian 2016) won the Eugenia Slavov Memorial Award for excellence in Russian.
Michael D’Antonio (BA History, German minor 2016) received the Marion E. Wiley Memorial Award of $500 to a non-major student of German who demonstrates superior scholarship, appreciation, and skill in courses beyond the intermediate level. The recipient’s name is inscribed on a plaque in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures’ office.
Kimani DeShields (BAFLL Three Languages 2016) won an AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) study abroad scholarship for study in Québec.
Kayla Dickens (4+1 Joint BA/MAFLP 2016) earned the Dr. Theodore E.D. Braun Undergraduate Prize in French for distinguished performance in French Studies.
Kathleen Dubis and Jeel Oza (Spanish minors) earned the Janet Murdock Prize which is awarded to participants in semester-long study abroad programs to Spanish-speaking countries with the highest cumulative grade point average.
Sharon Hollenbach (German major) received the Richard A. Zipser study abroad scholarship for fall 2016.
Jackson Mitchell (International Relations major) and Rachel Smith (German minor) received Fulda Scholarships to participate in a summer language program in Fulda, Germany.
Edward Murillo (BAFLL French and Japanese 2016) earned the Dr. Theodore E.D. Braun Undergraduate Prize in French for distinguished performance in French Studies. He also received the Italo-Americans United Robert J. Di Pietro Memorial Plaque at the annual Italian Honors ceremony. In addition, he was granted the Yotsukura Memorial Award ($200) for outstanding graduating senior in Japanese.
Shane Sanders (French MAFLP student) won the Dr. Theodore E.D. Braun Graduate Prize in French Teaching and Pedagogy.