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2017 MCL Student Awards Ceremony

The ceremony took place on May 10, 2017 at 1:30 PM in HUB, Ballroom. The room was full of happy students, family and professors.

Introduction by Department Chair, Rei Berroa.

Introduction by the Department Chair, Dr. Rei Berroa

Arabic presented awards following the introduction.

Arabic Awardees:

Outstanding Achievement in Elementary Arabic

David Erdley - Ian Fitzgerald - Eric Trinika - James Triplett - William Wintory

Outstanding Achievement in High Intermediate Arabic

Maryam Sinanovic

Outstanding Academic Achievement in Advanced Arabic

Najwa Elyazgi - Selim Willis

Outstanding Achievement in Arabic Media Analysis

Vincent Escobar

Academic Career Excellence in Arabic

Selim Willis

Chinese Awardees:

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Excellence in Elementary Chinese

Hyemin Choi - Kim Edwards - Sydney Kochan - Erich Schwartz

Excellence in Intermediate Chinese

Amber Dube - Maria Forsyth - Felicity Gonzalez-Flores - Holly Hughes

Caroline Meek - Kathryn Piccione - Jessi Russell - Julieann Sickell

Excellence in Advanced Chinese

Emily Crowley - Emily Olson - Joseph Tam - Lien Thieu - Beth Zhao

Excellence in the Chinese Minor

Maggie Davis - Brandyn Scarbrough

Excellence in Chinese Major Studies

Nikolai Lipnicky - Caryn Newton - Derek Seebeck

Chinese Government Scholarship Award

Brandyn Scarbrough

2017 German Awardees

German Awardees:

Excellence in German

Ian Duff - Joseph Sciacchitano

Excellence in the German Studies Minor

AriAnna Berndt-Evans

Excellence in German and Promoting German Culture

Holly Hughes - Charmonix Washington - Alvin das Rosiji

2017 Italian Awardees

Italian Awardees:

Excellence in the Italian Studies Minor

Danielle Amaddeo - Jamie Criser - Amani Greene - Elizabeth Mathews

Erika Minock - Giovanna Uberti

Cesarina Horing Award

Salvatore Pitino - Gia Primerano

Gamma Kappa Delta (National Italian Honor Society) Inductees

Danielle Amaddeo - John Crimmins - Jamie Criser - Amani Greene - Matthew Odom

Salvatore Pitino - Gia Primerano - Kendall Serena

The William Weaver Prize in Italian Studies

John Crimmins - Matthew Odom

Japanese Awardees:

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Japanese National Honor Society Inductees

James Bruniany - Margaret Ruth Carson - Megan Craig - Maggie Davis

Caryn Newton - Lishelle Wesley

Outstanding Contribution to the Promotion of Japanese Language and Culture

James Bruniany - Mary Buckner - Margaret Carson

Outstanding Academic Achievement in Japanese Studies

Chanel Grice - Chase Highlander - Jordan Newton - Franz Prowant

Korean Awardees

Korean Awardees:

Excellence in Elementary Korean

Bokyung Byun  - Rosemary Hall - Nancy-Jane McClain

Outstanding Achievement in Intermediate Korean

Caryn Newton  - Preethi Srikanthan

Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Korean

Courtney James

Outstanding Achievement in Korean Literature

Insuk J. Granholm

Russian Awardees

Russian Awardees:

Outstanding Achievement in Elementary Russian

William Leonard - Chandler McGraw

Outstanding Achievement in Intermediate Russian

Eleeka Asayesh - Francesca Biafore - Benjamin Talamantes

Post Secondary Russian Scholar Laureate Award

Elinor Hayes

Spanish Awardees:

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Academic Excellence in Spanish Graduate Studies

Sydney Pinto - Delia Pleasant - Sara Ramírez

Excellence in the Spanish Major

Arturo Ávila - Meagan Carter - Johanna Figueroa - Jonathan Horneman - Evelyn Molina - Luz Cordero Perdomo - Saira Sanchinelli - Emily Winterbottom

Excellence in the Spanish Minor

Hamna Ahmad - Rosa Fuentes - Karen Gómez  - Jennifer Velasquez

And last but not least, Scholarship awardees:

Critical Language Scholarship

Tasha Mitchell

Martha P. Francescato Study Abroad Scholarship

Maria Sue Racine

Study Abroad Merit Scholarship

Vincent Escobar  - Caitlyn Kelly  - Hassanat Mohammed  - Madeline Treiber

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Scholarship

Caitlyn Kelly  - Nikolai Lipnicky  -Rachel Orga

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