Student Awards 2016-2017
Evangelista Barylski (Chinese major, German minor) received a one-year scholarship from the Confucius Institute to study at Xiamen University in China.
Iliana Burgos (BAFLL Japanese, Comparative Literature 2017), Kimberly Marcozzi (BAFLL Japanese, English 2016), and Shaoqing Ni (BFA Visual Communication, Japanese Minor 2017) received the Yotsukura Prize for excellence in Japanese.
Regine Erika Calaquian (BA Three Languages 2017) was awarded a one-semester scholarship from the Confucius Institute to study at Xiamen University in China.
Mackenzie Campbell (BA Italian, Three Languages, BS International Business 2017) received the Dr. Theodore E.D. Braun Undergraduate Prize in French.
Phoebe Hertler (German minor), Nathan Springer (German minor), and Julie Tilley (Three Languages major) were the recipients of the 2017 Fulda Awards, comprehensive scholarships for the international summer language program held at the Fachhochschule Fulda in Germany.
Sharon Rose Hollenbach (German major) was the recipient of the Richard A. Zipser study abroad scholarship award for fall 2016.
Andrew Jackson (German major) was awarded the $100 Sepp Hilsenrad Memorial Award, which acknowledges outstanding work in German at the advanced level.
Julia Johansson (Spanish major) and Eric Holleran (Spanish minor) received awards for the Best Essay in Upper-division Hispanic Literature and Culture Courses. Ms. Johannson’s paper, written under the direction of Dr. Cristina Guardiola-Griffiths, was titled “Magia: su significado en la Edad Media.” Mr. Holleran received the award for his essay “Una Mirada al misterio de Los maravillosos olores de la vida” written under the direction of Dr. Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz.
Jacqueline King (Spanish major) received the Sigma Delta Pi Book Award for the initiate majoring in Spanish with the highest cumulative index.
Rebecca King (Russian major) has received a prestigious Boren Award for the 2017-18 academic year. The Boren Award, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provides unique scholarship opportunities for a small group of undergraduate students to study in world regions critical to US interests. Rebecca will receive a $20,000 scholarship to study the less commonly taught critical languages and cultures of Russian and Kyrgyz during her time in Kyrgyzstan.
Isabella Lurie (Three Languages major) received the award for Best Essay in Hispanic Literature Survey Courses for her essay “La naturaleza en “El hijo” por Horacio Quiroga y “No oyes ladrar los perros” por Juan Rulfo” written under the direction of Dr. Persephone Braham.
Enzo Le Doze (MAFLP French 2017) received the Dr. Theodore E.D. Braun Graduate Prize in French Teaching and Pedagogy.
Dylan Meredith (Public Policy, Public Health major) was the first-prize winner of the 2017 UD Japanese Haiku Contest. Sean Hinton (Communication major) was the JAPN105/106/107 winner, Taylor Link (Japanese major) received the award for JAPN 355, Illiana Burgos (BAFLL Japanese 2017) was the JAPN 455/490 winner, and Saori Tomatsu received an honorable mention.
Kevin Murphy (MAFLL Spanish 2017) received the Best Graduate Student Essay in Spanish for his paper: “Las mentiras del padre: Rebelión y memoria histórica en El cuarto de atrás y La mitad del alma” written under the direction of Dr. Joan Brown.
Rachel Smith (German minor) received the Marion E. Wiley Memorial Award, which recognizes the accomplishments of a non-major student in German beyond the intermediate level.