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Students receive awards at annual CAAH ceremony

April 11, 2017

The following Department of Languages students were honored at the 2016-2017 College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities (CAAH) Honors and Awards Ceremony on April 7 in the Brooks Center Theatre. Congratulations!

See all the photos from the event here.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

Linda Wilson – Gallaudet/Clerc Award for Excellence in American Sign Language

The award is given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language, understanding and appreciation of deaf culture, and has promoted the awareness of American Sign Language both on and off campus.

Award winner Hilda Chan with CAAH Dean Richard Goodstein Chair of the Department of Languages Salvador Oropesa.

Award winner Hilda Chan (center) with CAAH Dean Richard Goodstein (left) and Chair of the Department of Languages Salvador Oropesa (right). Photo courtesy of Clemson University.

CHINESE

David Kwietniewski (beginner) & Hilda Chan (achievement) – Clemson Chinese Laoshi Awards

Two students from the Chinese language program receive prizes in the amounts of $100 (Best Beginner in Chinese Language Study) and $200 (Best Achievement in the Chinese Program).

Olivia Haddad & Donald McKinnon Reece – Pacific Gateway Award for Excellence in Chinese

The Pacific Gateway Capital LLC contributes an annual award of merit with a cash prize to a junior or senior for outstanding achievement in the study of the Chinese language.

FRENCH

Joseph Willis – American Association of Teachers French Award

The French faculty of the Department of Languages annually awards a medal from the American Association of the Teachers of French and a certificate of merit in recognition of outstanding achievement in the study of French language and literature.

Award winner Joseph Willis with CAAH Dean Richard Goodstein Chair of the Department of Languages Salvador Oropesa.

Award winner Joseph Willis (center) with CAAH Dean Richard Goodstein (left) and Chair of the Department of Languages Salvador Oropesa (right). Photo courtesy of Clemson University.

Danielle Ayer – Jordan Dean Award in French

This award is given to a student in French studies for outstanding academic achievement.

GERMAN

Melissa Manning – Clemson University German Club Award

The German Club presents a certificate to recognize outstanding contributions to the extra-curricular cultural programs in German at Clemson.

Sarah Waldvogel – Draexlmaier Language Award

Funded by DAA Draexlmaier Automotive of America (Duncan, SC), this cash award recognizes a multi-faceted student who has attained exceptional language proficiency in German.

ITALIAN

Sarah Marshall – Coccia Foundation Annual Award

The Italian faculty annually presents this cash award to an Italian major in recognition of outstanding achievement in the study of Italian language and literature.

SPANISH

Nicholas M. West – American Association of Teachers Spanish & Portuguese Award

The Spanish faculty presents a medal from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and a certificate to recognize outstanding achievement in the study of Spanish language and literature.

Award winner Michelle Fuentes with CAAH Dean Richard Goodstein Chair of the Department of Languages Salvador Oropesa. Photo courtesy of Clemson University.

Award winner Michelle Fuentes (center) with CAAH Dean Richard Goodstein (left) and Chair of the Department of Languages Salvador Oropesa (right). Photo courtesy of Clemson University.

LANGUAGE AND INTERNATIONAL HEALTH

Rebecca Lynn McConnell – Language and International Health Academic Honor Award

The Language and International Health Society gives this award to a Language and International Health major who demonstrates ability to perform, achieve, and excel in scholastic activities.

Emily W. Blackshire – Language and International Health Award of Excellence

The award is given to a senior Language and International Health major for outstanding academic achievements, professional conduct, and unconditional service to multicultural communities.

Elouise Giroux Cram & Michelle Fuentes – Language and International Health Award of Excellence in Research

The award is given to a Language and International Health major for outstanding academic research on international health topics.

LANGUAGE AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Caroline Rubino – The John Bednar Award of Excellence in French and International Trade

The Language and International Trade – French faculty annually awards a Language and International Trade – French student in recognition of outstanding achievement in the study of French and international trade.

Caroline Winbleton – Dr. Wannamaker Languages & International Trade Annual Award of Excellence

The purpose of the fund is to honor an outstanding senior majoring in Language and International Trade who has the highest overall GPA. In case of a tie, the selection is based on meritorious service to the department.



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