On April 28, 2017, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures held its annual Undergraduate Awards Ceremony. The event featured opening remarks by Professor Bill Paulson and award presentations by Professors Alison Cornish, Juli Highfill, Peggy McCracken, and Ryan Szpiech.
The Agnes Nicolini Vincenti Award for an Outstanding Honors Thesis in Romance Languages and Literatures was presented to Nolan Kavanagh for his thesis Invasive Parties: Explaining the Absence of Right-Wing Populism in Spain.
The Chiara Maria Levin Award for Breadth and Excellence in the Romance Languages was presented to Maxim Aleksa for excelling in both French and Spanish.
The following students received Student Achievement Awards for their respective majors and minors:
French Major: Sheila Chan, Jane Fisher, Hollyn Formosa, Gabrielle Kirsch, Charles Posigian, Anne-Marie Varga
French Minor: Zachary Beck, Julia Keim, Kendra Mantz, Jacob Podell, Jacob Sigman
Italian Major: Alexander Dennis
Italian Minor: Halle Jarvi, Kaia Parenti
Spanish Major: Zachary Arrington, Adam Depollo, Alexandra Fitzpatrick, Mallory Fuller, Perla Hernandez, Marianne Khouri, Alexandra Kuske, Abby Madison, Andrea Martin, Daeja Marzette, Connor McMann, Alicia Morrish, Meghan Samyn, Brianne Sieja, Shefali Sood
Spanish Minor: Emily Barish, Katherine Baur, Rick Berschbach, Madeline Blocki, Taylor Boes, Alec Furstenberg, Simon Hedges, James Hendrickson, Alexandra Jankulov, Brittany Kashat, Joe Kuderer, Maria Ligeski, Allison McWeeney, Rogelio Padron, Maria Robins-Somerville, Liam Schilling, Noah Swimmer, Kamaria Washington, Leo Zekelman
Romance Languages and Literatures Major: Devan Morgan