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2018-19  SENIOR AWARDS

Spring 2019

GARDNER PRIZE IN FRENCH – The Gardner Prize is awarded to a graduating senior for excellence in French. Audrey Hommes was the recipient of this year’s award.

LANCASTER PRIZE IN ITALIAN – The Lancaster Prize is awarded to to a graduating senior for excellence in Italian.  Stephanie Schor was the recipient of this year’s award.

FRENCH GOVERNMENT RECOGNITION FOR MERITORIOUS WORK IN FRENCH – The French Consulate in Atlanta presents books to graduating seniors for meritorious work in French. This year’s prizes were awarded to:
Benjamin Farhi
Selina He
Victoria Herring
Madeleine Sherburn

WACHS WRITING COMPETITION

Spring 2018

Wachs Awards in French

1st Place (tie) – Charlie Hackemer for La Journée
1st Place (tie) – Colleen Murray for Dans les bois
Honorary Mention – Kyle Gavulic for En sa Mémoire
Prix d’encouragement – Elliot Jaffe for Vue sur les montagnes
Prix d’encouragement – Xuanxuan Chen for Chére Pomme de terre

Wachs Awards in Italian

1st Place Poetry – Stefano Scotti for Poema di lavoro
2nd Place Poetry – Katie Reneslacis for Nel Momento giusta prima di morire

1st Place Prose-  Roman Bacchetta for Polipo
2nd Place Prose – Alessandro Colangelo for Intervista

VIF TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS

Travel awards for Study in France

Spring 2019

  • Kai Davis, Franklin Brooks Memorial Award
  • Klara Lou, Franklin Brooks Memorial Award

Fall 2019

Phi Delta Phi Initiation

2018 Fall

On November 1st, the following French Undergraduate students were initiated into the French honor society, Pi Delta Phi:

Abigail Bell
Tajeira Bonner
Nathalie De Benedetti
Kyle Gavulic
Benjamin Farhi
Charles Hackemer
Victoria Herring
Audrey Hommes
Theo Kandel
Madeleine Sherburn
Christina Wang
Yunshu Yang

2017-18  SENIOR AWARDS

Spring 2018

GARDNER PRIZE IN FRENCH – The Gardner Prize is awarded to a graduating senior for excellence in French. Andrew Blank was the recipient of this year’s award.

MAXWELL LANCASTER PRIZE IN ITALIAN – The Lancaster Prize is awarded to to a graduating senior for excellence in Italian.  Julita Hornsby was the recipient of this year’s award.

FRENCH GOVERNMENT RECOGNITION FOR MERITORIOUS WORK IN FRENCH – The French Consulate in Atlanta presents books to graduating seniors for meritorious work in French. This year’s prizes were awarded to:
Dylan  Ashbach
Yiran Chen
Jared Eckman
John J Robey
Elizabeth  Winter

WACHS WRITING COMPETITION

Spring 2018

Wachs Awards in French

1st Place (tie) Critical- Elizabeth Winter Le Corps Contesté : Oppression, Répression et Résistance de La Répudiée
2nd Place (tie) Critical- Jenna Beasley for Le Rejet d’un paradis terrestre: l’intertextualité dans Les Grandes Marées
2nd Place (tie) Critical- Bianca Herlory for Racine Carrée
1st Place Creative- Elizabeth Reidy for La falaise des marguerites
2nd Place (tie) Creative- Grace LaFrentz for Fille Flottante
2nd Place (tie) Creative- Nathalie De Benedetti for Le Procès des Papiers

 Wachs Awards in Italian

1st Place -Marissa Caporella
1st Place – Charles Jin
1st Place –  Sophia Kekes-Szabo
1st Place – Caleb Peart
2nd Place – Kristen Wensenseel
2nd Place – Dino Puppo Tito

VIF TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS

Travel awards for Study in France

Spring 2018

  • Tajeira Bonner,  Claude and Vicenette Pichois Scholarship
  • Charlie Hackemer, Jayne L. Drushal Scholarship
  • Selina He,  Claude and Vicenette Pichois Scholarship
  • Theo Kandel, Claude and Vicenette Pichois Scholarship
  • Shanel Knox, Claude and Vicenette Pichois Scholarship
  • Lindsay Williams, Franklin Brooks Memorial Award

Summer 2018

  • Kyle Gavulic, Franklin Brooks Memorial Award
  • Colleen Murray, Franklin Brooks Memorial Award
  • Sarah McKenzie, Franklin Brooks Memorial Award
  • Abigail Bell, Jayne L. Drushal Scholarship
  • James Weiny, Jayne L. Drushal Scholarship

Fall 2018

  • Zach Buchta, Franklin Brooks Memorial Award
  • GeGe Clements, Franklin Brooks Memorial Award
  • Elizabeth Geer, Jayne L. Drushal Scholarship

Phi Delta Phi Initiation

2017 Fall

On December 1st the following French Undergraduate students were initiated into the French honor society, Pi Delta Phi:

Undergraduates:
Dylan Ashbach
Adrienne Brauch
David Castor
Maya Hardrick
Nicole Jenkinson
Milan Joshi
Clee Malfitano
Kristen Mancini
Saquib Rahman
John Robey
Elizabeth Winter

Graduate Students:
Sarah Arvidson
Anthony Contreras

Honorary:
Raisa Rexer

 Spring 2017

GARDNER PRIZE IN FRENCH – The Gardner Prize is awarded to a graduating senior for excellence in French. John Simpson was the recipient of this year’s award.

LANCASTER PRIZE<The Lancaster Prize is awarded to to a graduating senior for excellence in Italian.  Hudson Peters was the recipient of this year’s award.

FRENCH GOVERNMENT RECOGNITION FOR MERITORIOUS WORK IN FRENCH<The French Consulate in Atlanta presents books to graduating seniors for meritorious work in French. This year’s prizes were awarded to:
Meredith Bradshaw
Hannah Resnick
Rachel Sapp

WACHS WRITING COMPETITION

Spring 2017

Wachs Awards in French

1st Place Essay- Chloe Ibsen for L’angoisse du subjonctif
2nd Place Essay- Audrey Hommes for “Le Horla” et la syphilis
1st Place (tie) Creative- Vanessa Berghoff for La Provence, Une Petite Merveille
1st Place (tie) Creative- Arianna Nimocks for Une ode à un tournesol dans un jardin de légumes
2nd Place Creative- Kyle Gavulic for La plus difficile ascension

 Wachs Awards in Italian

1st Place Essay- Kevin Re for Una Nuova Vita per i Russo
2nd Place Essay- Stephanie Schor for Machu Picchu
1st Place Creative- Nicole Cox for I Corpi Belli
2nd Place Creative- Gabrielle Dyson for Uccello Piccolo

VIF TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS

Travel awards for Study at Vanderbilt in France

Fall 2017

  • Nathalie De Benedetti, Franklin Brooks Memorial Award
  • Elexia Coleman, Claude and Vicenette Pichois Scholarship
  • Victoria Herring, Claude and Vicenette Pichois Scholarship
  • Corinne Owen, Franklin Brooks Memorial Award
  • Marisa Stieber, Jayne L. Drushal Scholarship

Spring 2017

  • Yiran Chen, Jayne L. Drushal Scholarship
  • Hannah Dighton, Franklin Brooks Memorial Award
  • Elizabeth Winter, Franklin Brooks Memorial Award

Phi Delta Phi Initiation

2016 Fall

On December 1st the following French Undergraduate students were initiated into the French honor society, Pi Delta Phi:

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Jacob Abell
Richa Bijlani
Alexandra Nickerson
Marissa Davis
Kristen  Nordham
Meredith Bradshaw
Agnes Bell
Emma Hollingsworth
Niina Kurki
Alexa LaBarbiera
Meghan McGinley
Robert Barsky, Honorary

Also pictured are President Hannah Resnick and Exchange Student Alexandra Astier.

2015 Fall 

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On December 4th the following French Undergraduate students were initiated into the French honor society, Pi Delta Phi:

Lauren Alexandra Brooks
Renzo Antonio Costa
Sophia Karyn Cramer
Michael Paul Frankland
Bonnie Marie Griffin
Mary E Gwin
Lucy J Hall Hartley
Olivia Ruth Huddleston-Boatman
Ariane Marie Huet
Changlin Ke
Margaret C King
Katharine Patricia Linek
Emmett Zane McKinney
Madison Erin McMurray
Caroline P Nicholas
Hannah Melody Resnick
Gianna R Strand
Kate Slater Thomson
Gideon Ticho
Paige Christine Wilson

ARTS AND SCIENCE FOUNDER’S MEDAL

Spring 2015

A gold medal is awarded annually to the top graduating student from each school in honor of founder Cornelius Vanderbilt, who endowed the awards.  This year DANIELLE BEAUJON, French and European Studies major, was named the College of Arts and Science Founder’s Medalist. Taking a wide range of courses early in her Vanderbilt career, Danielle developed new and provocative ways of looking at the world by studying abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France. A course there on North Africa inspired her honors research. Beaujon’s honors thesis in the Department of History compares the experiences of two populations of refugees who fled from Algeria to France in 1962. Fluent in French, she carried out research for her project in government archives in Marseilles. Beaujon also participated in Momentum Dance Company, tutored refugee children at LEAD Academy Middle School and performed with Vanderbilt Off-Broadway. Following graduation, Beaujon will pursue a Ph.D. in French history. She plans a career as a professor of history

 

 

DANIELLE BEAUJON with Lynn Ramey