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Area Studies Convocation Ceremony

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2020 Area Studies Convocation

​ 2019 Area Studies Convocation at Daugherty Hall   

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Although we weren't able to celebrate our 2020 graduates in person this year, the Center for Global and Area Studies and its faculty want to extend congratulations to the class of 2020!  CGAS Director Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz along with Director of Asian Studies Rachael Hutchinson and Director of Latin American & Iberian Studies Eve Buckley have put together a video honoring your perseverance and hard work.  The video and our full list of 2020 graduates can be found here.

Don't forget to watch the Blue Hen Celebration: Honoring UD's Class of 2020 on Saturday, May 30, at 11am accessible via this link.

Area Studies Awards

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Global and Area Studies faculty traditionally recognize the accomplishments of their students with several awards for achievement in Area Studies. Below is a selection of awards that have been earned by our graduates in prior years.

2020

Christy Arango-KautzLatin American & Iberian Studies Minor – Area Studies Enrichment Award

Catherine CanningLatin American & Iberian Studies Major – Latin American & Iberian Studies Award for Academic Excellence

Rachel ConfairAsian Studies Minor – Area Studies Enrichment Award

Elizabeth FlemingLatin American & Iberian Studies Major – Area Studies Academic Achievement Prize

Patrick GravesJewish Studies Minor – Vivian Klaff Memorial Award for Excellence in Jewish Studies

Allie Klein, Asian Studies Minor – David Pong Book Award

Rachel MilbergJewish Studies Minor – Vivian Klaff Memorial Award for Excellence in Jewish Studies

Abby Nelson,  Asian Studies Junior – David Pong Book Award for Rising Senior 

Alex Tran Asian Studies Major – David Pong Asian Studies Scholarship

Prior Year Award Recipients

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2019

Allison Chelst, Jewish Studies with Language Minor – Vivian Z. Klaff Memorial Award in Jewish Studies

Amanda FloresAsian Studies Minor – Area Studies Enrichment Award

John Goodridge, Asian Studies Minor – David Pong Book Award

Sharon HollenbachAsian Studies Major – Area Studies Achievement Award

Olivia MannEuropean Studies Minor – Area Studies Enrichment Award

Ayanna PosipankoAsian Studies Minor – David Pong Book Award for Outstanding Rising Senior

Rachel RosenbergLatin American & Iberian Studies Minor – Area Studies Enrichment Award

Nat VeigaLatin American & Iberian Studies Minor – Latin American & Iberian Studies Award for Academic Excellence

Leanne VoshellAsian Studies Major – David Pong Asian Studies Scholarship 

2018

Carly Deluca, Asian Studies Major, Area Studies Achievement Prize and David Pong Asian Studies Scholarship

Marcianna Green, Asian Studies Minor, Area Studies Enrichment Prize and David Pong Book Award

Evangelista Barylski, Asian Studies Minor (Rising Senior), David Pong Book Award

Erica Strauss, Jewish Studies Minor, Vivian Z. Klaff Memorial Award in Jewish Studies

Emily Francisco, Latin American & Iberian Studies Minor, Latin American & Iberian Studies Award for Academic Excellence

2017

Marcianna Green, Asian Studies Minor (Rising Senior), David Pong Book Award

Nicole Golomb, Jewish Studies Minor, Vivian Z. Klaff Memorial Award in Jewish Studies

Katelyn Hesse, Jewish Studies Minor, Vivian Z. Klaff Memorial Award in Jewish Studies

Alyssa McGraw, Jewish Studies Minor, Vivian Z. Klaff Memorial Award in Jewish Studies

Dunia Tonob, Asian Studies Minor, Area Studies Enrichment Award, David Pong Book Award

Sandra Vieyra, Latin American & Iberian Studies Minor, Latin American & Iberian Studies Award for Academic Excellence

Mengzheng YaoAsian Studies Major, Area Studies Academic Achievement Award, David Pong Asian Studies Scholarship

2016

Rebecca AriasEuropean Studies Major, Area Studies Academic Achievement Award

Sarah Mailloux, Asian Studies Minor, David Pong Book Award

Michelle McLean, Asian Studies Major, David Pong Asian Studies Scholarship

Natalie Medlock, Latin American & Iberian Studies Minor, Area Studies Enrichment Award, Latin American & Iberian Studies Award for Academic Excellence

Julie Meyer, Jewish Studies Minor, Vivian Z. Klaff Memorial Award in Jewish Studies

Jessica Oestriecher, Jewish Studies Minor, Vivian Z. Klaff Memorial Award in Jewish Studies

Madinah Wilson, Islamic Studies Minor, Area Studies Enrichment Award

Mengzheng Yao, Asian Studies Minor (Rising Senior), David Pong Book Award

2015 

Vi Bui, Asian Studies Minor, Area Studies Enrichment Award, David Pong Book Award

Alexandra JonesLatin American & Iberian Studies Minor, Area Studies Enrichment Award

Laura Ma, Asian Studies Major, Area Studies Academic Achievement Prize, David Pong Asian Studies Scholarship

Sarah Mailloux, Asian Studies with Language Minor (Rising Senior), David Pong Book Award

Gabrielle Mirasola, European Studies Major, Area Studies Academic Achievement Prize

Rachel Nathbony, Jewish Studies Minor, Vivian Klaff Memorial Award in Jewish Studies

Brittany Petel, Jewish Studies Minor, Vivian Klaff Memorial Award in Jewish Studies

Lucero Pizano, Latin American & Iberian Studies Minor, Latin American & Iberian Studies Award for Academic Excellence

Wei Wei Swei, Asian Studies Major, David Pong Asian Studies Scholarship

2014 

Kyla AltermanJewish Studies Minor. Vivian Klaff Memorial Award in Jewish Studies

Jennifer ChaoAsian Studies Minor. David Pong Book Award

Gregory DoolittleIslamic Studies with Language Minor. Area Studies Enrichment Award

Omar Duran, Latin American & Iberian Studies Major. Area Studies Academic Achievement Prize, Latin American & Iberian Studies Award for Academic Excellence

Laura Ma, Asian Studies Minor (Rising Senior). David Pong Book Award

Wei Wei SweiAsian Studies Major. David Pong Asian Studies Scholarship

Kathleen WhitlockJewish Studies Minor. Vivian Klaff Memorial Award in Jewish Studies

2013 

Alison BeckerJewish Studies Minor. Vivian Klaff Memorial Award in Jewish Studies

Nora CasperEast Asian Studies Major. David Pong Asian Studies Scholarship

Leah DiamantJewish Studies Minor. Vivian Klaff Memorial Award in Jewish Studies

Michelle GraceIslamic Studies with Language Minor. Area Studies Enrichment Award

Taylor Lowder, East Asian Studies Major (Rising Senior). David Pong Book Award

Jeremi PoindexterLatin American & Iberian Studies Major. Area Studies Academic Achievement Prize

Leah SachsEast Asian Studies Minor. David Pong Book Award

2012 

Sarah BatiukEast Asian Studies Minor. David Pong Book Award

Chun Pong ChoiEast Asian Studies Major. David Pong Asian Studies Scholarship

Lauren Corcoran, European Studies Major. Area Studies Academic Achievement Prize

Megan CzerwinskiEast Asian Studies Major (Rising Senior). David Pong Book Award

Hannah Niedel-GreshIslamic Studies with Language Minor.

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  • Center for Global and Area Studies
  • 77 East Main Street - Room 217
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19711, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-3202
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