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The Compass: The Newsletter of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences
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Thomas Hill (Fall 2015) and Ana Sanchez Hernandez (Spring 2016) were each awarded $2,000 as the first two recipients of the Rosemary Geri '77 Foreign Languages Scholarship for Majors in Spanish and Modern Languages & Linguistics.

2015 College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) Commencement Speaker, Ashley Abdullah (Spanish Major alumna, class of '06), was honored with a Medal of Excellence in recognition of her professional achievements. Abdullah is Associate Manager for Media Planning Multiplatform Strategy for the Univision Network in Miami.

Thomas Pratz (Fall 2014) was awarded $1,000 from the Drs. Josefina and Enrique Pujals Study Abroad Scholarship

Pictured are Dr. Sonia Spencer, Professor Lorena Santos, Dr. Laurie Hohwald, Dean Cindy Vitto, award recipient Thomas Pratz, Assistant Dean Dr. Kristen diNovi, Dr. Marilyn Manley and Professor Mas

Two of our students were featured in the Spring 2014 issue of The Compass.

The Medallion Award Winners

  • 2015 - Danielle Martin
  • 2014 - Christa DiStefano
  • 2013 - Ryan Doud
  • 2012 - Melanie Galafa
  • 2011 - Jennie Buoy
  • 2010 - Dana Mayr

CHSS Senior of Distinction Award Winners

  • 2015 - Raquel Cintron
  • 2014 - Alina Crumb
  • 2013 - Arielle Kulenski
  • 2012 - Stacie Paczkowski
  • 2011 - Ashley Udalovas
  • 2010 - Daniel Lane

Erica Freiberger Scholarship Winners

  • 2015 - Cindy Rubiano-Gomez and Gian D Connor
  • 2013 - Jenna Cooperman
  • 2011 - Ashley Stott

Rosemary Geri Scholarship Winners

  • 2015 - Fall - Thomas Hill
  • 2016 - Spring - Ana Sanchez Hernandez