Student Awards

2016 Undergraduate Awards

  • Distinguished Alum Award - Benjamin Bennett (IAML-French, 2012)
  • Excellence in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies - Matthew Schauer
  • Excellence in International Affairs and Modern Languages - Jacqueline Howell
  • Excellence in Global Economics and Modern Languages - Leilan Sheu & Tiffany Suwoto
  • Outstanding Senior in Spanish - Megan Lee Sales
  • Outstanding Senior in French - Katherine Diane Clark
  • Outstanding Senior in German - Christopher Allen Harwell
  • Outstanding Senior in Japanese - Matthew Schauer
  • Outstanding Senior in Chinese - Ethan Paul Everett
  • Outstanding Senior in Russian - Emily Elizabeth Simonds & Guergana Iliyanova Terzieva

2015 Undergraduate Awards

  • Distinguished Alum Award - John Lambert (German)
  • Excellence in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies - Gregory Thomas Crisler
  • Excellence in International Affairs and Modern Languages - Matthew Ryan Josey
  • Excellence in Global Economics and Modern Languages - Edward Zhu
  • Outstanding Senior in Spanish - Austin James Beacham
  • Outstanding Senior in French - Yvonne Ploder
  • Outstanding Senior in German - Simeon Alasdair Bruce
  • Outstanding Senior in Japanese - Alycia Nichole Edwards
  • Outstanding Senior in Chinese - Thomas Bradley Fulkerson
  • Outstanding Senior in Korean - Jiby Mepurathu Yohannan
  • Outstanding Senior in Russian - Gregory Thomas Cisler & Alexander Michael Dodson

2014 Undergraduate Awards

  • Excellence in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies - James Neal McDowell
  • Excellence in International Affairs and Modern Languages - Chloe Cooper Stargel
  • Excellence in Global Economics and Modern Languages - Elizabeth Anne Perreault
  • Outstanding Senior in Spanish - Shelby Jeanne Schuller
  • Outstanding Senior in French - Bryce L. Huebner
  • Outstanding Senior in German - Heather Rose Yutko
  • Outstanding Senior in Japanese - Dasom Eom
  • Outstanding Senior in Chinese - Andrew Alexander Estis
  • Outstanding Senior in Korean - Ayanda Ngozi Francis
  • Outstanding Senior in Arabic - Mustafa Murtuza Kothawala

Criteria for Outstanding Senior Award

The School of Modern Languages outstanding senior awardees receive an individual plaque and have their names inscribed in the plaque permanetly located in the student lounge of the Swann Building.

The outstanding senior should fulfill some or all of the following:

  • Have outstanding grades
  • Have an outstanding portfolio
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for her/his chosen field, including the language and culture aspect
  • Have excelled in some other demonstrable way (e.g. been an outstanding German Club president etc.)
  • Should have taken a variety of courses and display a variety of extra curricular experiences.
  • Show sustained effort to enrich own language experience in the form of extracurricular or community activity, membership in organizations, participation in events such as festivals and celebrations, volunteerism, support given to course activities or materials production for a language class or program.
  • Show ability to organize and lead extracurricular or course activities meant to increase exposure to the language