Published on June 24, 2013  

Samford University’s Department of World Languages and Cultures presented a host of departmental student honors at its annual awards ceremony this spring.

Awards included:

Wheeler Hawley Awards for Excellence

Elementary: Rebecca Frees and Mary Kathryn Jorgensen
Intermediate: Stevie Carnell
Advanced Intermediate: Franklin Lowe
300 Level: Cara Wilson
400 Level: Alyssa Duck

Elementary: Zach Evans and Nathan Robertson
Intermediate: Isaac Espy and Bethany Geiger
315: Natalie Bennie and Chase Trautwein
370: Alex Jasper and Andrew Stevens

Elementary: Megan Burr
Intermediate: Tanner Hixson
Advanced Intermediate: Christina Rickman
300 Level: Mary Moody
400 Level: Alex Gerrish

Latin American Studies
Ashley Brannon Hall

Critical Languages
Elementary: Catherine Bobo (Korean) and Hope Lewis (Chinese)
Intermediate: Thomas Espy (Russian)
Critical Languages Program Textbook Award: Gina Harwell (Arabic)

World Languages and Cultures (WLAC)
Alyssa Duck (French, Spanish)
Sarah Fultz (Spanish, Portuguese)
Shaw Gibbons (Spanish, French, Portuguese)
Ashley Brannon Hall (Spanish, Portuguese)
Hayley Hughes (Spanish, French, Arabic)
Megan Mitchell (French, Spanish)
Carmen Patulea (Spanish, Portuguese)
Julie Ann Wallis (French, Spanish)
Jessica Watson (French, Chinese)

English Language Learner Institute
Reading 2: Xumin Wei
Reading 3: Chengyi Hao
Reading 4: Qi Zhao
Grammar 2: Xumin Wei
Grammar 3: Li Wen
Grammar 4: Xingyun Wang
Listening /Speaking 2: Xumin Wei
Listening/Speaking 3: Xianmin Wu
Listening/Speaking 4: Qi Zhao
Writing 2: Xumin Wei
Writing 3: Luming Guo
Writing 4: Qi Zhao


Thomas M. Hines Junior Scholarship in French
Delaina Matherly

Thomas and Sandra Hines Study Abroad Scholarships
Cara Wilson (French)
Anna Grace Rutledge (Spanish)

Wheeler Hawley Junior Scholarship in German
Alex Jasper

Grace Hicks Ezell Junior Scholarship in Spanish
Nick Cappadona

Juan Manuel Sampere Scholarship-Samford in Spain
Lauren Speakman
Caleb Wilemon (Madrid)
Shannon Evins
Leslie Lowry (Madrid-Salamanca)
Centro Lingüístico Conversa (Costa Rica)
Katie Belcher
Anna Rowland

Samford in Costa Rica Scholarship
Taylor Dahlgren
Mitchell Morris

Peter F. Neuberger Scholarship (France)
Emily Brown

Samford in France Scholarship
Abby McAtee

David Michael Coleman Scholarship
Adam Beasley (Costa Rica)
Robin Spurger (Spain)

Bronwyn Hand Phillips Scholarship
Alyssa Duck (French)
Jennifer Ferry (Spanish)
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