Departmental Awards

The Department recognizes superior undergraduate research by awarding the Undergraduate Research Award every spring. In addition, it gives the following two awards for each of our language programs. Candidates for these two awards are nominated by our faculty and the awardees are recognized annually during our departmental graduation ceremony. The winner must be an upperclassman who has declared a major or a minor in our Department.

Undergraduate Reseacrh Award (first awards were given in the spring 2019 at the Great DEALL, an undergraduate research conference)

This award recognizes a student (or students) who has demonstrated exceptional achievement in undergraduate research.

Academic Prize

This prize recognizes a student who has demonstrated exceptional achievement in our non-language courses.

Language Achievement Award

This award recognizes a student who demonstrated exceptional achievement in our language program. 

Departmental Honors

Departmental Honors are given to the studens who, through additional academic work, have demonstrated high-level skills of analysis, argument, and expression through collective discussion of common research issues and through the preparation of individual research projects using primary materials and materials delivered in the target language.

Induction to CLTA and AATJ Honor Societies

Inductions to national honor societies sanctioned by the Chinese Language Teachers Association and the American Association of Teachers of Japanese are granted to students whose academic records were recognized as exceptional on the recommendation of EALL faculty.

April 2019 Awardees

  • Undergraduate Research Award: Brandon Yee. Best Poster: Wanyan Ma.
  • Departmental Honors: Grace Chilson, Oliver Jia, Chisom Obasih, Brandon Yee
  • Academics Prize in Chinese: Jessica Penn
  • Language Achievement Award in Chinese: Heather Quinn
  • Academics Prize in Japanese: Chisom Obasih
  • Language Achievement Award in Japanese: Oliver Jia
  • Academics Prize in Korean: Margaret Stuart
  • Language Achievement Award in Korean: Courtney Cavanah
  • 2019 Inductees to the National Collegiate Chinese Honor Society of the Chinese Language Teachers Association: Jessica Penn, Brandon Yee
  • 2019 Inductees to the National Japanese Honor Society of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese: Douglas Graham, Chisom Obasih

April 2018 Awardees

  • Academics Prize in Chinese: Lauren Manning
  • Language Achievement Award in Chinese: Juules Van Leusden
  • Academics Prize in Japanese: Ahona Raka Sarkar
  • Language Achievement Award in Japanese: Chisom Obasih
  • Academics Prize in Korean: Thet Naung Soe Aung
  • Language Achievement Award in Korean: Junyao Wang

April 2017 Awardees

  • Academics Prize in Chinese: Ryan Doran
  • Language Achievement Award in Chinese: Joseph Sell
  • Academics Prize in Japanese: Gabrielle Lee
  • Language Achievement Award in Japanese: Emma Lurye
  • Academics Prize in Korean:Ishtar Nyawira
  • Language Achievement Award in Korean: Elise Marie Antel

April 2016 Awardees

  • Academics Prize in Chinese: Paul Snyder
  • Language Achievement Award in Chinese: Samuel Gonzales
  • Academics Prize in Japanese: Luke Ziegler
  • Language Achievement Award in Japanese: Geofrey Hollinger
  • Academics Prize in Korean: Annmarie Grant
  • Language Achievement Award in Korean: DeAira Anderson

April 2015 Awardees

  • Academics Prize in Chinese: Rebecca Wallace
  • Language Achievement Award in Chinese: Douglas A. McNeil
  • Academics Prize in Japanese: Christine Marie Matt
  • Language Achievement Award in Japanese: Sarah M. Dopierala
  • Academics Prize in Korean: Sarah Jane Horton
  • Language Achievement Award in Korean: Alyson Elizabeth Caito

April 2014 Awardees

  • Academics Prize in Chinese: Nicholas Vettese
  • Language Achievement Award in Chinese: Kristen Stoler
  • Academics Prize in Japanese: Michael Antonacci
  • Language Achievement Award in Japanese: Zeba Ahmed
  • Academics Prize in Korean: Reihana Wilson
  • Language Achievement Award in Korean: Deanna Puglia