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Area Studies Convocation Ceremony

2017 Area Studies Convocation

​Professor Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz, Interim Director of CGAS, addresses the class of 2016 at the 2016 Area Studies Convocation   

photo courtesy of Grad Images

SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017

DAUGHERTY HALL, TRABANT UNIVERSITY CENTER

In celebration of the hard work our majors and minors have put into earning their degrees, all Area Studies graduates and their families are invited to the Convocation Ceremony for Area Studies programs at the University of Delaware. Graduates will be noticed for their accomplishments, and departmental awards presented.

Please watch this space and your email for details on this year's convocation. For information on the University's Commencement, please visit the website.

Area Studies Awards

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.

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

Prior Year Award Recipients

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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Area Studies Convocation Ceremony
  • Center for Global and Area Studies
  • 309 McKinly Lab
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-3202
  • lschulz@udel.edu