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Spanish and Portuguese Studies Awards 2020

Graduate Student Recognitions

Milestones (*anticipated by end of spring or summer 2020)

  • PhD: Paula Fernández-Hernández
  • Admission to candidacy: Alberto Fernández-Diego, Greity González, Paola Guerrero Rodríguez, María Hernández González, Nick Judd*, Hernán Rosario, Melany Vergara Suárez
  • MA: Nick Campbell, Anthony Cazares Ríos, Clay Hurdle, Máyori Matos-Camacho, Enara Sánchez-Núñez

Travel and Research Awards (External to SPS)

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences travel support: Tania Abella Fernández, Marc Gandarillas, Paola Guerrero Rodríguez, Hamideh Mohammadi, Nancy Pinzón
  • Public Humanities Program Grant (Center for Humanities in the Public Sphere, Rothman Endowment): Alejandro Acero Ayuda, Darian Hector
  • Penn State Summer Workshop in Research Methods for Applied Linguistics: Alexis Berles
  • Delores Auzenne Dissertation Award: Nancy Pinzón (Summer C, Fall 2020)
  • Supplemental Retention Award: Hamideh Mohammadi (Summer 2020)

Outstanding Graduate Student

  • Literature: Greity González
  • Linguistics: Hamideh Mohammadi

SPS Cooperative Leadership in Teaching

  • Leire Echevarría Canal
  • Marc Gandarillas

Recognition of Students Who Have Trained to Teach Other Populations

  • Spanish as a heritage language: Leire Echevarría Canal, Paola Guerrero, Rodríguez, Máyori Matos Camacho and Hernán Rosario
  • Teaching Spanish online: María Hernández

UF Graduate Teaching Award

  • Paola Guerrero Rodríguez

CES FLAC Course Award

  • Paola Guerrero Rodríguez, Nick Judd

Whitney Koonce Memorial Award

  • Laura Callahan

Honors Society Initiates

  • Phi Lambda Beta: María Paula Varela

Undergraduate Student Recognitions

Hauptman Medals

  • Spanish – Kendall Runyan
  • Portuguese – Danilo Marin

Recognition of Outstanding Undergraduate Majors

  • Samuel Cockey, Riley Freese, Gianne Guevarra, Carolyn Imes, Molly Malaney, Bradley Minotti, E’lysse Santana

Outstanding UF Online Students

  • Eric Lehmann, Stephen Griffith, Rebecca Cotton

Honorable Mention

  • Lily Murga, Bridget Wildridge, Bryan Perdue

Outstanding Spanish Heritage Student

  • Sofia Mingote

Research and Travel Awards

University Scholars

  • Nathan Campbell (2020-2021)
    Faculty Supervisor: Crystal Marull
  • Bridget Wildridge (2020-2021)
    Faculty Supervisor: Crystal Marull

CLAS Scholars

  • Jeffrey Kunath (2020-2021)
    Faculty supervisor: Jorge Valdés Kroff

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (Portugal)

  • Danilo Marin

Honors Society Initiates

  • Phi Lambda Beta: Yasmin Araújo, Victoria Noisom, Valentina de Queiroz
  • Sigma Delta Pi: Bastien Bunker-Santofimia, Arika Carey, Anthony Concepción, Jeffrey Kunath, Katherine Lay, Evelyn Oldham, Samantha Saunders

Phi Beta Kappa Electees

  • Samuel Cockey, Rachel Everly, Joshua Fulerton, Gianne Guevarra, Carolyn Imes, Brennah McGrath, Katherine Ngo, Kendall Runyan, E’Lysse Santana
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