Award for Excellence

Awarded annually, the MIT Awards For Excellence in Global Languages is presented to outstanding students who best reflect the unit’s goals for achievement of proficiency in language, cultural understanding and enthusiasm in language learning.  Entries are judged by a panel of Global Languages lecturers. The winner will be honored at the Global Languages Spring Fest for the community to be held this year in June.

Students will self-nominate by completing the downloadable form and providing it to a Global Languages instructor or affiliated faculty member by March 29, 2021, who will endorse their nomination. Students may approach only one instructor/faculty member for their endorsement.

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Award for Excellence Recipients

2020

Kaleigh Hunt was awarded First Prize for the Award for Excellence for her work in German. Kaleigh is a senior in German and Chemical Engineering.
Madeleine Kline was awarded the Margarita Ribas Groeger Distinguished Scholar in for her work in Spanish. She is a senior in Chemistry.
Nia Myrie was awarded Ellen Crocker Distinguished Scholar for her work in Chinese. She is a senior in Biological Engineering

2019

Qingmei Wu was awarded First Prize for the Award for Excellence for her work in Spanish. Qingmei is a junior in Mechanical Engineering.
Erica Zhou was awarded Second Prize for the Award for Excellence for her work in Spanish. She is a senior in Course 6.3.
Christina Rossitto was awarded Distinguished Scholar in Spanish. She is a senior in Biological Engineering.
Kalyn Bowen was awarded Distinguished Scholar in Chinese. She is a senior in Course 6.3
 

2018

Award for Excellence in Foreign Languages: Nicholas Morgante (Spanish and German). Nick is a senior in Chemical Engineering.
Distinguished Student: Piper Sigrest (Russian). Piper is a senior in Aero/Astro.
Distinguished Student: Selam Gano (Chinese). Selam is a senior in Mechanical Engineering.

2017

Erika Arias was awarded First Prize Award in Spanish. Erika is a junior in Biology.
Joseph Han was awarded Distinguished Scholar in Spanish. Joseph is a senior in Biological Engineering.
Marie Menshova was awarded Distinguished Scholar in French. Marie is a senior in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

2016

Award for Excellence in Foreign Languages: Camille Henrot (Chinese). Camille is a senior in Mechanical Engineering.
Distinguished Student: Eva de la Serna (Spanish). Eva is a senior in Chemical Engineering.
Distinguished Student: Deron Browne (French). Deron is a senior in Mechanical Engineering.

2015

Award for Excellence in Foreign Languages: Tiffany Amariuta (French and Russian)
Distinguished Student: Carmela Lao (Japanese, Chinese, and Korean)

2014

Award for Excellence in Foreign Languages: Chandler Schlupf
Distinguished Student: Brian Alejandro
Distinguished Student: Ignat Kalinov

2013

Award for Excellence in Foreign Languages: Jelimo Maswan (German, French, and Spanish).
Distinguished Student Award: Emmanuel Carrodeguas (Chinese)
Distinguished Student Award: Caroline Enloe (Spanish)

2012

Award for Excellence in Foreign Languages: Robert Smith
Distinguished Student Award: Cathy Cao
Distinguished Student Award: Samuel Markson

2011

Award for Excellence in Foreign Languages: Shen Huang
Distinguished Student Award: William Morejón
Distinguished Student Award: Samuel Thompson

2010

Award for Excellence in Foreign Languages: Luwen Huang
Distinguished Student Award: Chris Bukowski
Distinguished Student Award: Jeremiah Edwards

2009

Award for Excellence in Foreign Languages: Carmel Mercado
Distinguished Student Award: Mahalia Miller
Distinguished Student Award: Dorian Dargan