Sigma Delta Pi National Hispanic Collegiate Honor Society

Brianne H. Sosa, ’08

Brianne H. Sosa, ’08

Double major in Psychology and Spanish

Achievements:
Honors in Spanish
Sigma Delta Pi National Hispanic Collegiate Honor Society member (Tau Mu Chapter)

Clubs or student organizations:

Delta Delta Delta

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Miles Q. Kueffner, ’09

Miles Q. Kueffner, ’09

Double major in Spanish and English

Achievements:

Sigma Delta Pi National Hispanic Collegiate
Honor Society member (Tau Mu Chapter)

Clubs or student organizations:

President of Spanish Club (2006-08)
Admissions Ambassador
Work study student
Gatekeeper
Senior Intern
Breazzano House Council member

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In Celebration of Students Achievements

These webpages are dedicated to highlight the achievements of all our students in Modern Languages and Literatures (majors, ID majors, Organizing Theme majors, and minors).
If you are a student or alumnus/alumna of our department, and would like to share with us your achievements and be profiled on this website, please contact Prof. William Garcia (garciaw@union.edu).

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Philip E. Barr, ’14

Philip E. Barr, ’14

Double Major: Managerial Economics and Spanish
Language Studied at Union: Spanish

Achievements:
Recipient (2012) of Thomas J. Judson (1966) Memorial Book Prize (to a sophomore who has shown academic excellence as well as sincere interest in the study of modern languages)
White Star Scholarship (given by Fiji for academic achievement)
Dean’s List (2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013)
Sigma Delta Pi (National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society)
Summer internship (2013) with John Hancock Mutual Funds

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Laura A. Crowe, ’13

Laura A. Crowe, ’13

Double Major: English & Spanish and Hispanic Studies
Language Studied at Union: Spanish

Achievements:
Dean’s List (2009-10) (2010-11) (2011-12) (2012-13)
Presenter at Steinmetz Symposium (2012)
Sigma Tau Delta (National English Honors Society)
Departmental Honors in Spanish and Hispanic Studies
Sigma Delta Pi – National Hispanic Collegiate Honor Society member (Tau Mu Chapter)
Phi Beta Kappa (2013)

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Shilpa M. Darivemula, ’13

Shilpa M. Darivemula, ’13

ID major in Biology and Spanish
Language Studied at Union: Spanish

Achievements:
Union College Kenney Center Volunteer Recognition Award 2012
Roger H. Hull Summer Community Service Internship Funding Recipient 2012
Resident Advisor Programming Award 2011
Deans List 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2012-13
Watson Fellowship Recipient 2013 with the project titled: Of Medicine and Mudras
Departmental Honors in Spanish and Hispanic Studies
Member of Sigma Delta Pi (National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society)
Member of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society
UNITAS Community Building Award, 2013
Independent Study Abroad Chile: Ayurvedic and Mapuche Medicine Workshop Instructor

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Jenna K. Langhans, ’13

Jenna K. Langhans, ’13

Major: Spanish and Hispanic Studies
Minors: Political Science and Dance
Language Studied at Union: Spanish

Achievements:
Dean’s List 2009-2013
Departmental Honors in Spanish and Hispanic Studies
Sigma Delta Pi (National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society)
2013 Edward Villella Dance Fellowship recipient
IEF Grant for project in Dance (for competition of Dance Minor)
Ronald K. Amiraian (1980) Memorial Prize Recipient (May 2012)
Primer Premio de Español Recipient from Center for Cross Cultural Studies, Seville (March 2012)

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Madelyn Degutis, 12′

Madelyn Degutis, 12′

Double major in Spanish and Economics
Language Studied at Union: Spanish

Achievements:
Dean’s List 2009-2011
Honors in Spanish and in Economics
Honor Societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Order of Omega (Greek Honor Society), Sigma Delta Pi (National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society), Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor Society)

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Rachel L. Finkelstein, ’12

Rachel L. Finkelstein, ’12

Major: Spanish
Minor: Psychology
Language Studied at Union: Spanish, French and Khmer

Achievements:
Dean’s list all four years, (2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012)
Sigma Delta Pi (National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society)
RONALD K. AMIRAIAN (1980) MEMORIAL PRIZE (2011) – To a student of modern languages who has performed with distinction on a Union term abroad
Term Abroad in Seville, Spain (2010)
Pilot Project Internship Term Abroad in Siem Reap, Cambodia (2011)
Marketing and Advertising Assistant for the Joe to Go Restaurant and Boutique in Siem Reap, Cambodia
English teacher for The Global Child in Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Ajay Major, ’12

Ajay Major, ’12

ID major: Chemistry/Spanish (Leadership in Medicine Program)
Minor: Math
Languages Studied at Union: Spanish, and Hindi

Achievements:
Honors in Spanish
Member of Sigma Delta Pi (National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society)
Member of the Gatekeeper Honorary Society
LEE AND WILLIAM WRUBEL MEMORIAL PRIZE in 2012 (to a senior preparing for dentistry or medicine, based upon both academic achievement and character)
ANTHONY C. LAVECCHIA (1998) MEMORIAL AWARD in 2012 (to the student who demonstrates a keen interest and passion in journalism, especially with a focus in political journalism)
Spring 2010 National Health Systems (NHS) Term Abroad
Resident Advisor Service Award Recipient (2010)
Dean’s List (2008-2009; 2009-2010; 2010-2011)

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Nicole A. Abrams, ’11

Nicole A. Abrams, ’11

Major: Spanish
Minors: Psychology and Sociology
Language studied at Union: Spanish

Achievements:
Departmental Honors in Modern Languages and Literatures
Sigma Delta Pi (National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society)

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Elizabeth R. Ackley, ’11

Elizabeth R. Ackley, ’11

Double major in Biology and Spanish
Language Studied at Union: Spanish

Achievements:
BRUCE M. GARBER (1971) PRIZE (2011) – To the premedical or predental student who best exemplifies the qualities of personal integrity and humane concern for the future practice of medicine or dentistry
Departmental honors in Spanish
Dean’s List (2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010)
Sigma Delta Pi – National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (Tau Mu Chapter)
Phi Beta Kappa (Phi Beta Kappa Sophomore Prize)
Charter Member in Union’s pending chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa
Coordinator of the America Reads program
Outstanding Volunteer of the Year 2009 for committed participation in service learning programs at the Kenney Community Center

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Alexander W. Brockwehl, ’11

Alexander W. Brockwehl, ’11

Double Major: Political Science and Spanish
Language Studied at Union: Spanish

Achievements:
Dean’s List: 2009-2010
Departmental honors in Spanish
ALBERT C. INGHAM (1847) PRIZE (2011) – Awarded to the student in social sciences judged to have done the most outstanding piece of scholarly work
ROTARY FOUNDATION ENDOWED PRIZE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY (2011) – To the senior who shows the greatest promise and interest in an area of international relations
Sigma Delta Pi – National Hispanic Collegiate Honor Society member (Tau Mu Chapter)
President (2010-2011), Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha (National Honor Society for Political Science)
Minerva Fellow for 2011-2012: He went to Estero del Plátano, Ecuador. While there, he taught, oversaw a scholarship program, worked on sustainability initiatives, and administered micro loans to local start-up businesses

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Alicia E. Jones, ’11

Alicia E. Jones, ’11

Major: Modern Languages and Literatures
Minor: Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Language Studied at Union: Spanish

Achievements:
Dean’s List (2009, 2010, 2011)
Departmental Honors in Spanish
Sigma Delta Pi – National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Member (Tau Mu Chapter)

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Aria D. Walfrand, ’11

Aria D. Walfrand, ’11

Double Major: Psychology and Spanish
Language Studied at Union: Spanish

Achievements:
Deans’ List: 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010
Departmental honors in Spanish
PRESIDENT’S COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD (2008 & 2011)
Summer Research in Political Science department for the Summer of 2009
Psi Chi member
Sigma Delta Pi – National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society member (Tau Mu Chapter)

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Allison B. Frederick, ’10

Allison B. Frederick, ’10

Double Major: Economics and Spanish
Language Studied at Union: Spanish

Achievements:
Deans List 2006-2009
Phi Beta Kappa member
Sigma Delta Pi – National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society member (Tau Mu Chapter)
Omicron Delta Epsilon member
Spanish and Economics Departmental Honors
Scholar’s Program

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Natalie M. Grome, ’10

Natalie M. Grome, ’10

Double Major: Spanish and Biology
Language Studied at Union: Spanish

Achievements:
Deans List: 2006-2010 (every trimester)
Summer Research 2008: Research on neural basis of visually evoked head movement
IEF grant for Research for Thesis Fall 2009
Experimental Biology Conference 2010 Anaheim, CA
Phi Beta Kappa member
Sigma Xi member
Sigma Delta Pi – National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society member (Tau Mu Chapter)

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Cristina E. Liquori, ’10

Cristina E. Liquori, ’10

Double major: Spanish and English
Minor: Economics
Language Studied at Union: Spanish

Achievements:
Dean’s List 2006-2008
Omicron Delta Epsilon
Sigma Delta Pi – National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society member (Tau Mu Chapter)
Phi Beta Kappa member
Sigma Tau Delta member
2010 David Brind (1982) Memorial Prize in English
2010 President’s Commission on the Status of Women Senior Thesis Prize
2010 Daniel F. Pullman Classical Prize
2010 Mrs. Edwin L. Rich Prize
Edward Everett Hale Jr. Essay Prize
Union College Scholars Program
Union Research Fellowship Summer 2009
2007 & 2008 Liberty League All-Academic Team

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Julia P. Mayne, ’10

Julia P. Mayne, ’10

ID major: Chemistry and Spanish
Language Studied at Union: Spanish

Achievements:
Honors in Spanish
Dean’s List 2006-2010
Sigma Delta Pi member, National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (Tau Mu Chapter)
Iota Sigma Pi member, Honor Society for Women in Chemistry
Liberty League All-Academic Team Award
Women’s Varsity Crew: 2008 and 2009

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Lacey E. Morgan, ’09

Lacey E. Morgan, ’09

Double major: Neuroscience and Spanish
Minor: Dance
Language Studied at Union: Spanish

Achievements:
Graduated June 2009 with Spanish honors and Summa cum laude
Dean’s List (2005-08)
IEF Grant for Independent Dance project (2007)
Sigma Delta Pi – National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society member (Tau Mu Chapter)
Phi Beta Kappa member
Psi Chi member

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Erin L. Schumaker, ’09

Erin L. Schumaker, ’09

Double Major: Spanish and English
Language Studied at Union: Spanish

Achievements:
Dean’s List ’07 and ’09
Sigma Delta Pi – National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society member (Tau Mu Chapter)
Honors in English
Recipient of the William H. Bloom (1945), M.D. and Jonathan R. Bloom (1988) Poetry Prize – For the best poem or series of poems by an undergraduate (2009)
Recipient of the Daniel Shocket (1972) Memorial Award – To a student majoring in English with a strong interest in creative writing (2009)
Recipient of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women Senior Thesis Prize – To a senior whose senior thesis makes the greatest contribution to scholarship on women (2009)
ISA (Independent Study Abroad Program) to Logroño Spain (Spring 2008)
Davis Projects for Peace Grant (Summer 2009)

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Jennifer F. Dalenta, ’08

Jennifer F. Dalenta, ’08

Double major: Political Science and Spanish
Languages Studied at Union: Spanish and French

Achievements:
Honors in Spanish
Honors in Political Science
Scholars Program
Phi Beta Kappa member
Political Science Honors Society member (Pi Sigma Alpha)
Sigma Delta Pi – National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society member (Tau Mu Chapter)
The President’s Commission on the Status of Women Senior Thesis Prize (2008) for her PoliSci thesis
The Daniel F. Pullman Prize (2008) as a senior of high scholastic standing in the humanities

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Carla A. Reeves, ’08

Carla A. Reeves, ’08

Double major: Political Science and Spanish
Language Studied at Union: Spanish

Achievements:
Honors in Spanish
Honors in Political Science
Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship
Dean’s List 2004-2008
2007 National Academic Achievement Award (Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.)
Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society member
Future Professors Program (2007-08)
Sigma Delta Pi – National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society member (Tau Mu Chapter)
Charles Tidmarch Prize (Best Senior Thesis in the Department of Political Science)
UNITAS Diversity Leadership Award Nomination (2008)

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Jason S. Teitelbaum, ’08

Jason S. Teitelbaum, ’08

Major:Biology and Spanish
Leadership in Medicine Program
Language Studied at Union: Spanish

Achievements:
Magna Cum Laude
Honors in Biology and Spanish
Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society member (Tau Mu Chapter)

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Felisa M. Williams, ’08

Felisa M. Williams, ’08

Double major in Sociology and Spanish
Language Studied at Union: Spanish

Achievements:
Honors in Spanish;
Sigma Delta Pi – National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society member (Tau Mu Chapter)

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