College of Arts and Sciences

Spring 2016 Scholarship Awards Ceremony

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures honored 40 students at its Second Annual Scholarship Award Ceremony, which was held on April 17, 2016 in the Multicultural Center. All scholarship recipients were presented with a certificate of recognition by Dr. Gary Schmidt, Chair of the Foreign Languages Department. During the 2015-16 academic year, 31 students received the Vivian D. and Lenore Huston Kline Scholarship, which funds foreign language study at WIU in amounts of up to $10,000 annually. In addition to the Kline Scholarships for New Freshmen, Transfer, and Continuing Students, 11 students received the award to fully fund their participation in the WISE-Costa Rica Study Abroad Program, which will be led by Dr. Daniel Brown in June 2106. During the past two years, Kline Scholarships have also funded students who studied in France, Germany, and Spain. Eligibility for a Kline Scholarship requires that students be declared majors or second majors in foreign language.

Scholarship recipients were addressed by guest speaker Dr. Heather McIlvain-Newsad, Professor of Anthropology, who presented her own reasons for studying German and Spanish and how language study enhanced her personal and professional life.

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  Karolina Anton Janett Arcos Breanna Berg     

Emanuela Bruce Tata Diawara Vincent Fritsch

Gunnar Griffin Stephanie Herrera Lindsey Kuitse


Madison Lefler Jessica Longshore Amanda Mangan

Ireanna Moore Briana Moreno Jairo Munoz

Emily Thomas Shyann Thomas Crystal Wilson

Princess Yameini Monserrat Zepeda Allison Wiggins

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