Highlighting the achievements of our language students.
On Friday, April 25, 2015, we held our Departmental Honors Ceremony. The ceremony was opened with a wonderful performance on the lute by student Ryan Closs. Twenty-four Adelphi students were inducted into one of three Honor Societies: Pi Delta Phi (French), Gamma Kappa Alpha (Italian), and Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish). Dr. Amador opened the ceremony after which the Dean of the Arts and Sciences, Dr. Sam Grogg, shared a few words of inspiration. We were also delighted to have with us two benefactors of generous scholarships for our students: Mr. Robert Hartmann, alumnus; and Professor David Prottas.
The following students were inducted into honor societies:
French Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi: Chioma Chuks-Okeke, Egan Colbert, Ashley Corbeil, Ashari Edwards, Grace Ewing, Sean Gaynor, Freddy Huitzil, Ioanna Ioannides, Ben Nichols, Collin Savage, Erica White (inducted by Profs. Rudolph & Wadhera)
Italian Honor Society, Gamma Kappa Alpha: Diana Malizia, Marissa Marinucci (inducted by Prof. Hiller)
Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi: Euli Abreu, Diana Archibala, Olivia Autry, Brianna Callejas, Declan Hart, Victoria Hawkins, Britney Hernandez, Lauren Jacobson, Taylor Langston, Leela Riquelme, Briana Rubenstein.
Scholarships were awarded to the following outstanding students:
Smalley Fellowship in Italian Studies: Diana Malizia
Mary Louise Vazquez Awards in French: Sean Gaynor & Collin Savage
The Robert Hartmann Scholarship for Excellence in Spanish: Jessenia González
We were also delighted to present awards to several outstanding students:
Ruth Richardson Awards for Excellence in Spanish: Euli Abreu, Diana Arichabala, Olivia Autry, Brianna Callejas, Declan Hart, Victoria Hawkins, Britney Hernández, Lauren Jacobson, Taylor Langston, Leela Riquelme, Brianna Rubenstein, Christopher Weihs
Dolores Roethel Awards in Spanish Literature: Diana Arichabala, Victoria Hawkins
Prottas French Writing Contest : 1st: Sebastián Zapata; 2nd: Sean Gaynor; 3rd: Chioma Chuks-Okeke
Prottas Italian Writing Contest : 1st: Mary DeMaio
Prottas Spanish Writing Contest: 1st: Pedro Izquierdo 2nd: Pia Steffes & Rong Zeng; 3rd: Declan Hart & Shivm Shah
We continued a tradition with another vocal performance at the ceremony by our own Professor Hiller on the piano. This year, we heard Vincenzo Bellini’s romantic ballad “Ah, rendi pur contento.”
For further information, please contact:
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
p – 516.877.4050