College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

2016 Department Awards Reception

14th century depiction of 12th century German poet and musician Heinrich von Rugge riding a horse. The image is in the public domain and can be accessed at

On May 24, the EFL Department held its annual awards reception in Ursa Minor. Congratulations to this year's awardees and graduates!

Outstanding Certificate students

Chinese: Mariko Hamagami
German: Alison DeAlmeida

Outstanding Minor students

Chinese: Eloisa Alvarado
French: Alexandra Rivas Ixtlahuac
Spanish: María de los Ángeles Reyes
TESL: Phuong Huynh 

Spanish Major Awards

Outstanding Students: Gabriela Sánchez and Violeta Villagómez
Faculty Recognition of Excellence: Galia Alba 

English Literature Major Awards

Outstanding Students: Alison DeAlmeida, Maxwell McAllister, and Emily Rock
Faculty Recognition of Excellence: José Aldana and Brittany Kemp 

English Education Major Awards

Outstanding Students: Patricia Reyes and Emily Smith
Faculty Recognition of Excellence: Hailey Stewart

Lillian Wilds Shakespeare Scholarship Award

Mabel J. Schreffler

Ted Pugh Poetry Prize

Allison Bruins
Honorable Mention: Taylor Ikehara and Kathleen Reyes Jessica Santos

Outstanding English Graduate Student Awards

Literature: Natalie Rajasinghe
Rhetoric & Composition: David Richards
TESL: Melody Hanawalt

EFL Student of the Year Award

Emily Smith