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Faculty/Staff - Recent Student Awards - Department Awards

 

Awards

LLC is pleased to acknowledge and share the exceptional achievement of our students, faculty and staff.

FACULTY/STAFF


UAlbany Excellence Awards

Since its inception as a department in 1997, LLC faculty and teaching assistants have earned a variety of awards that showcase academic and teaching excellence.

 

Award for Excellence in Teaching

2018 Véronique Martin, Lecturer, French Studies
2010 Eloise Brière, Associate Professor, French Studies
2009 Aida Torres-Horwitt, Lecturer, Hispanic Studies
2007 Lotfi Sayahi, Associate Professor, Hispanic Studies
1997 Ernest Scatton, Professor, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures

Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Teaching Assistant

2012 Nabila El Guennouni, Teaching Assistant, French Studies
2009 Elise Bouhet, Teaching Assistant, French Studies
2008 Alice Krause, Teaching Assistant, Hispanic Studies
2006 Neil Pischner, Teaching Assistant, French Studies

Award for Excellence in Research

2007 David Wills, Professor, French Studies
2006 Sophie Lubensky, Professor, Slavic & Eurasian Studies
2003 Mary Beth Winn, Professor, French Studies
2002 Henryk Baran, Professor, Slavic & Eurasian Studies

Award for Excellence in Academic Service

2018 Cynthia Fox, Associate Professor, French Studies
2001 Charles Rougle, Associate Professor, Slavic & Eurasian Studies
1998 Eloise Brière, Associate Professor, French Studies
1997 Mary Beth Winn, Professor, French Studies

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

2010 Eloise Brière, Associate Professor, French Studies
2007 Lotfi Sayahi, Associate Professor, Hispanic Studies

 

Other Awards

 

The Louise C. and Earl M. Applegate Award - Initiatives for Women

2018 Dr. Alejandra Aguilar, Assistant Professor of Hispanic and Italian Studies, Research on Afro-descendant writers in Latin America.

Disabled Student Services Outstanding Achievement Award

2007 Elizabeth Lansing, Visiting Assistant Professor, Hispanic Studies

Distinguished Service Professor Award

1999 Ernest Scatton, Professor, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures

Diversity Leadership Award

2007 Eloise Brière, Professor, French Studies

 

RECENT STUDENT AWARDS

 

CAS Gonfalon Bearer- Commencement Ceremonies

2013 Patrick E. Lawrence, SPN MA

Dissertation Research Fellowship Award

2018 Farah Ali, Hispanic Studies
2017 Nyssa Knarvik, Hispanic Studies
2016 Cecily Corbett, Hispanic Studies
2016 Nyssa Knarvik, Hispanic Studies
2015 Arnold Robles, Hispanic Studies
2010 Kathryn Ringer-Hilfinger, Hispanic Studies

Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award

2017 Elise Bouhet, FRE PhD

Graduate Student Organization Grants

2018 Farah Ali, SPN PhD, Professional Development Grant (travel)
2017 Farah Ali, SPN PhD, Professional Development Grant (travel)
2017 Farah Ali, SPN PhD, Research Grant
2012 Nabila El Guenounni, FRE PhD, Fall grant for Travel
2012 Abeer Aloush, FRE PhD, Spring grant for Research
2012 Elise Bouhet, FRE PhD, Spring grant for Travel

Initiatives for Women

 2017 Farah Ali, SPN PhD
2014 Ashley LaBoda, SPN PhD, Karen R. Hitchcock New Frontiers Fund scholarship award
2012 Abeer Aloush, SPN PhD, Spring grant for Research for her project "The relationship between religion and violence: multiculturalism and Islamism in the French suburbs."

Residential Life Outstanding Achievement Award

2012 Johamna Hernandez, SPN minor

SUNY CRUE Scholarship

2012 David Benedict, SPN major/FRE and LIN minor
2012 Christopher Lennon, SPN major
2012 Farrell Luttinger, FRE (Honors) major and Spanish 2nd major
2012 Ana Ureña, SPN BA/MA

Spellman Achievement Award for Academic Excellence

2016 Oyenike Ilaka, French minor

UAlbany Presidential Award for Undergraduate Research

2018 Nadine Zaky Kotb, SPN major, for her project "Gender assignment to English nouns in Arabic in New York."
2012 Pamela Alvarado, FRE major and SPN minor, for her project "Variation and Maintenance of Spanish in Colorado: The Case of Fort Lupton."
2012 John Teevan III, FRE major, for his Honors Thesis in French Studies (with Professor Jean-François Brière): “Golden Age or Rusted Decline? The Successes and Failures of the Third Republic in France, 1870-1940.”

UAlbany President's Award for Leadership

2012 Michael Brown, SPN minor; Sara Cole, SPN major; Jillian Egan, SPN minor; Emily Finnegan, SPN minor; Nicoletta Gallo, ITA major; Matthew Russo, SPN minor.

UAlbany President's Award for Outstanding Senior

2015 Victoria Robertson, SPN major (Honors)
2013 Lauren Bailey, SPN minor
2013 Laura Colaneri, SPN major
2013 Emily Finnegan, SPN minor

UAlbany President's Award for Student Excellence

2013 Emily Finnegan, SPN minor

University at Albany's Benevolent Association Research Grants

2017 Farah Ali, SPN PhD
2012 Abeer Aloush, FRE PhD

The Ada Craig Walker Award

2013 Laura Colaneri, SPN major

Société des professeurs français et francophones d’Amérique

2013 Krislin Cherian, BSN major and Stephanie Erev FRE minor awarded $4000 scholarships.


LLC Department Awards

 

Each year LLC faculty nominate outstanding students for the following awards for academic excellence in our department.  The LLC Executive Committee then carefully considers the nominations and makes the final selections.
Since May 2003, 53 LLC students have received merit awards. The department gratefully acknowledges the generous contributions from alumni and friends of LLC who have made these awards possible.

 

The Eleanor Bazzoni 1906 Fellowship Award

Established by Charles Bazzoni in honor of his sister (class of 1906), is for outstanding academic achievement in English, French or German (awarded to an LLC Deptartment student odd years and to an English Deptartment student even years).

2018 Caroline Scott
2017 Danielle Fico, GER student and Luis Ramirez, FRE minor
2016 Oyenike Ilaka, FRE minor and Michael Kriesberg, GER student
2015 Jonathan Augustin, FRE student and Siena Phillips, Interdisciplinary Major (FRE studies)
2013 Mylène Assi, GER student and Matthew Patrick Kelly, FRE major

The Frank Carrino Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Professor Emeritus Frank Carrino (Spanish), is awarded to an undergraduate LLC junior or senior who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance.

2018 Ines Garía Rojas
2017 Niamh O’Sullivan, SPN major/Act'g major
2016 Luke Gregory, SPN major/CRJ major
2015 Victoria Robertson, SPN major (Honors)
2014 Alease Holden, SPN major/LING major
2013 Benjamin Mielenz, SPN major
2012 Katja Higgins, SPN major

The Guy A. Enfanto Memorial Award for Excellence

Established by Guy A. Enfanto (BA '35, MA '41), long standing Principal of Troy High School, honors students who demonstrate academic excellence in French language or culture.

2018 Mariantha Docous
2017 Richard Opoku, FRE minor
2016 Joselynn Myers, FRE minor
2015 Shirley Bushuyu, FRE minor
2014 Spencer Turner, FRE minor
2013 Alex Esposito, FRE major
2012 Pamela Alvarado, FRE major

The Anthony M. Gisolfi Memorial Award

Established by the Gisolfi Family in memory of Professor Gisolfi (Italian), is given to an academically outstanding undergraduate majoring in Italian or Spanish who intends to pursue a career in teaching and who shows evidence of commitment to the field.

2018 Elizabeth Batty
2017 Katrina Abad, SPN major
2016 Katarina Spero, SPN major/ANT major
2015 Latiqua Liles, SPN major/CRJ major
2014 Joshua DeClerck, SPN major/ ITA-LING major/ FRE-LING major
2013 Primo Stropoli, ITA major
2012 Nicoletta Gallo, ITA major

The Marcia Goldman Mayer Award

2018 Marianthi Constance Docous
2018 Oyenika Ilaka

Excellence in Teaching by a Spanish TA Award

2018 Alice R. Mathias Da Silva Seixas, SPN PhD
2017 Pamela Alvarado-McNamara, SPN PhD and Tara Feeney, SPN PhD
2016 Cecily Corbett, SPN PhD and Nyssa Knarvik, SPN PhD
2015 Victor Lucio, SPN PhD
2014 Leonardo Correa, SPN PhD
2013 Ashley LaBoda, SPN PhD
2012 Zahir Mumin, SPN PhD

Excellence in Arabic Award

2018 Sam Spampinato

Excellence in Hebrew Award

2018 Ryan Fox

Excellence in Italian Award

2018 Christina Natale
2015 Alexandra Bricault, ITA student

Excellence in Latin Award

2018 Mia McDonough

Excellence in Portuguese Award

2018 Mayara Oliveira

Excellence in Russian Award

2018 Michael Jennings

The Mildred L. Schmidt Award

2014 Ariel Ross, Latin student

The Class of 1952 Award

2015 Teresa Peralta, SPN major-BIO major
2014 Michael Maneen, RUS-LING major, FRE-LING major, International Relations major
2014 Joshua DeClerck, SPN major, ITA-LING major, FRE-LING major

 

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