The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures celebrated our undergraduate and PhD graduates from the 2016-17 Academic Year at our Commencement Reception on Friday, April 28, 2017. Visit to view the photo album from the event.

Russian Majors

Caleb Blohm

Aliya Brown

Anna Xinh Heim

Junghoon Kang


Professor Michael Makin with Russian Minors Megan McKenzie, Kathryn Orwig, Anna Mondrusov, and Emily Karlsson

Russian Language, Literature & Culture Minors

Emily Karlsson

Megan McKenzie

Anna Mondrusov

Kathryn Orwig***

Lauren Stachew

Rebecca Stolar***

Ryan Tactac

Back row: Polish minors, left to right: Victoria Chochla, Sean Kosecki, Aaron Keyes, Patrick Glista, Michael Dembicki, and Patryk Piascik Front row: Polish majors, left to right: Jacqueline Saplicki-Lausell, Polish Undergraduate Advisor & Lecturer Dr. Piotr Westwalewicz, David Beck, Theresa Dowker

Polish Majors

David Beck

Victoria Chochla

Theresa Dowker***

Patryk Roczon

Jacqueline Saplicki-Lausell

Polish Language, Literature & Culture Minors

Michael Dembicki

Patrick Glista

Aaron Keyes

Sean Kosecki

Jakub Kuras

Patryk Piascik

Gabrielle Wasilewski***

BCS Minor Ava Tavrazich, left, with Associate Professor Tatjana Aleksic, right

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Language, Literature & Culture Minor

Ava Tavrazich

Associate Professor Herb Eagle with Dr. Sarah Moncada

PhD, Slavic Languages & Literatures

Paulina Duda
Jodi Greig*
Sarah Moncada**


*Denotes August 2016 Graduate
**Denotes December 2016 Graduate
***Denotes August 2017 Graduate

The Slavic department also celebrated the Excellence in Language awards, the 2016-17 Essay awards, and a Graduate Student Mentor award at the reception on 4/28/2017.