Department Book Awards
Each year, the department awards book prizes recognize outstanding students 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.
- Departmental Award – 2017: Sidi Chleuh; 2016: Emilia Petrillo.
- Chinese – 2020: Sarah Kimball; 2019: Daniel Sorensen-Tanenbaum; 2018: Benjamin Ertman; 2017: Rebecca Kaff; 2016: Scott Lee.
- French – 2020: Sophie Bernheisel; 2019: Rachel Yates; 2018: Katherin Kempton; 2017: Halcyon Ruskin; 2016: Lawrence Haavik.
- German – 2018: Charlotte Torrence; 2017: Sarah Tillman; 2016: Selena Newton.
- Latin American Studies – 2019: Leila Ibrahimi; 2016: Ari Pluznik.
- Spanish – 2020: Jamie Ourand; 2018: Hannah Murphy; 2017: Maria Mateo; 2016: Nadine Postolache.
All award recipients of department awards are selected by committee. There is no application process.
Geneva Boone Award for Outstanding St. Mary’s Projects
The Geneva Boone Award for Outstanding St. Mary’s Projects recognizes students with an exceptional St. Mary’s Project that they present to a wider audience beyond the College.
- 2019: Rachel Yates, French major
- 2018: Hannah Murphy, Spanish major
Critical Languages Scholarship
Four SMCM students have won the highly competitive CLS from the U.S. Department of State. Recipients of this award:
- Chinese: Rachel Avrick
- Chinese: Mayumy Rivera
- Arabic：Rebecca Tuttle (French major)
- Azerbaijani: Halcyon Ruskin (French major)
The CLS website: http://clscholarship.org/
Julian Erville ’17 won the 2016 Jiangsu Cup, a Chinese speech contest open to undergraduates and graduate students in the Greater Washington Metropolitan area who have studied Chinese. He was awarded full tuition, room and board for a summer Chinese program at Nanjing University. https://dev.smcm.edu/news/2016/10/student-julian-erville-advances-final-round-jiangsu-cup/
Research presentations at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research
NCUR is an annual conference promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors and is sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).