ILC French major Halcyon Ruskin (currently studying abroad at Sciences Po) has been named a Critical Languages Scholarship winner for the Azerbaijani program, and will be studying in Baku, Azerbaijan this summer.
This now makes the fourth SMCM student to have won the highly competitive CLS. The past recipient of this award:
- Chinese: Rachel Avrick,
- Chinese: Mayumy Rivera,
- Arabic：Becca Tuttle (now Rebecca Chapman), ILCF major,
- Azerbaijani: Halcyon Ruskin, ILCF major
The CLS website: http://clscholarship.org/
Senior Julian Erville has won the silver medal at the Jiangsu Cup competition in November 2016. He was awarded the full tuition, room and board for a summer Chinese program at Nanjing University.
Erville, 21, was one of 17 finalists for the final round of the competition, having advanced from the first round in early October. Erville is the first student from the public honors college to make it to the final round. He is a math and English major studying the Chinese language as a minor. See more at: https://www.smcm.edu/news/2016/10/student-julian-erville-advances-final-round-jiangsu-cup/#sthash.CT0kqtNQ.dpuf
Foreign Language Book Prizes
Each year, the department awards a book prize for an outstanding student in each language/culture area, and a departmental prize for an outstanding student who has developed advanced proficiency in two or more of department’s programs.
- Chinese – Brendan Kennedy ’15
- French – Sarah Schrider ’15
- Latin American Studies – Sabryna Latuff ’15
- Spanish – Ana Villela ’15
All award recipients of department awards and scholarship are selected by committee. There is no application process.