May 07, 2010

Foreign Languages-Literatures honors students

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Several top students in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures recently received awards and scholarships for their dedication to their areas of study.

The Bradley Alexander Study Abroad Gift goes to a Spanish-speaking Foreign Language-International Trade student during their mandatory internship. The Foreign Language-International Trade specialization is for students interested in business and foreign language acquisition. While not all students go abroad, all must complete an internship requiring foreign language use in order to meet FLIT standards. Students who receive this award undertake their internship in a foreign country. This year’s recipients are Kristina Palacios (Evergreen Park) and Shelby Pals (Teutopolis).

The Eugene F. Timpe Scholarship is similar to the Bradley Alexander Award, but is not restricted to a particular language and need not necessarily be used to study in a foreign country. It does, however, apply to a student’s FLIT internship. This year’s recipient is Michael Justich (New Lenox).

The Mary Eleanor Buschek Travel Award for Foreign Language Study goes to students who participate in a departmental travel study program. Jayme May (Mahomet) and Bethany Mevert (Steeleville) received that award. The Mary Eleanor Buschek Award for Foreign Languages and Literatures Study is for full-time foreign language majors. This year’s recipient is Katalin M. Young (Makanda).

Scotty Gimmy (Marion) received the Marie-José Southworth Award for Achievement in Foreign Languages and Literatures. This award is for a current advanced student.

The Prix Mallarmé in French Studies is for an outstanding graduating senior. The recipient this year is Kelsy Landis (Chatham).

Benjamin Northshield (Jacksonville, Fla.) earned the Prix d’Exellence, awarded to an outstanding French language student who is active in French Table, an informal gathering where students practice French in conversation, and French Club.