The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LAN) held its yearly spring banquet at Ewing Cultural Center. LAN master’s students were presented with respected awards.
The Montserrat Vilarrubla Award for Excellence in Teaching is presented in honor of a past language coordinator of the department, and is given to the graduate teaching assistant who most exemplifies the combination of knowledge, skill, creativity, and passion of a great language instructor. The award is open to second-year teaching assistants with at least two full semesters of classroom experience. Candidates are nominated by Graduate Assistant Section Supervisors; the winner is selected by the Graduate Committee and is awarded a monetary prize. This year’s recipient is Lorraine Garcia.
The Charter Department Graduate Student Excellence Award is granted annually to the graduate student who has demonstrated exceptional academic achievement. The winner is announced at the department’s Spring Banquet and is awarded a monetary prize. This year’s recipient is Matthias Goehrmann.