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 award will be given in the spring 2019)

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. 

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