It is our great pleasure to announce the recipients of our Department of Spanish and Portuguese Awards for the Academic Year 2020-2021.

Virginia McKnight Binger Prize is awarded to an outstanding student who demonstrates an exceptional proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese.

This year’s winner is: Kiera Coe-Collins ’21

Donald L. Fabian Prize is established by an alumnus of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in honor of Professor Emeritus Donald L. Fabian. Awarded to an outstanding graduating Spanish major who either intends to enter graduate school in an area directly related to his or her Spanish major or to pursue a career that closely involves significant use of the Spanish language.

This year’s winner is: Jacky James ’21

Spanish & Portuguese Department Faculty Awards for Spanish are presented to students who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishment in the study of Spanish and Portuguese language and/or literature. Spanish–Beginning Level Spanish–Intermediate Level Spanish–Advanced Level Portuguese.

This year’s winners are:

Beginning Level: Mordechai T. Tinney ’24

Beginning Level: James K. Schiller ’24

Intermediate Level: Kody L. Harrington ’23

Upper Intermediate Level: Hannah E. Scharrer ’23

Advanced Level: James M. Bellitto ’21

Spanish & Portuguese Department Faculty Awards for Portuguese are presented to students who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishment in the study of Spanish and Portuguese language and/or literature. Spanish–Beginning Level Spanish–Intermediate Level Spanish–Advanced Level Portuguese.

This year’s winners are:

Intermediate Level: Ian T. Witry ’23

Advanced Level: Cecilia Soto-Licea ’22

Spanish & Portuguese Department Service Award is presented to a student in recognition of their significant contributions to the life of the Spanish and Portuguese Department.

This year’s winner is: The Department of Spanish Student Staff

Native/Heritage Speakers of Spanish Award is presented by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese to a native/heritage Spanish speaker who has taken a minimum of two literature classes, to recognize outstanding work and encourage continued literature study.

This year’s Heritage Speaker winner is: Osmar Del Rio ’21