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Courtney Graves, 2018 graduate with a double major in Latin American Studies and Strategic Communications/Public Relations, was awarded a prestigious Fulbright research grant to Brazil. Her research will study women's networking. Congratulations, Courtney! We are so proud of you!


More information in the summer edition of Loyno Magazine, p. 6


Five students were recognized for excellence in the study of the Spanish language and its cultures in Fall 2019:

Kimberly Díaz

Congratulations to our outstanding Languages and Cultures majors and minors! On May 10, 2019, the following students were awarded for their excellence:

Front row--

Leslie Gálvez, The Solidarity Award for Outstanding Latin American Studies Student;

Brianna Daniel-Harkins, the Reverend Emmett M. Bienvenu, S.J. Award for Classical Studies;

Christina Murphy, The Center for Latin American Studies Award;

Sierra Carvalho, The Richard A. Frank Memorial Award for Excellence in Modern Foreign Languages;


Back row--

Dr. Jean X. Brager gave a presentation with students from his First-Year Seminar (Fall 2018, Performance & Performativity) on 1/25/19 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., week.

On March 22, 2019, Dr. Eileen Doll was invested with the Provost Distinguished Professorship I. This award was established in 1997 through a beneficiary donation by Loyola faculty member Prof. Keith Jacobs.

Congratulations, Dr. Doll!

Marley Duet (English and French, 2018), received the prestigious TAPIF award (Teaching Assistant Program in France) and is currently working in a school in Aix-en-Provence.

Karen Rosenbecker, Ph.D., received the Rev. Emmett M. Bienvenue, S.J. Distinguished Professorship in Classical Studies in March 2019. The award was established in 2013 in honor of Fr. Bienvenu, a professor of classical studies who taught for nearly 40 years at Loyola University New Orleans. Congratulations, Dr. Rosenbecker!

The following 6 students were initiated in February 2019 into the Mu Kappa Chapter of the national Spanish honor society Sigma Delta Pi:

Shavon Fletcher

Danielle Belmont, senior majoring in Spanish and Sociology, and minoring in Latin American Studies, has been selected to work with Teach for America beginning in Fall 2019. She will be teaching elementary special education in the greater New Orleans area. ¡Enhorabuena, Danielle! We are so proud of you!

Darius Smith (Spanish 2017) is a Spanish teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies in Gretna, LA. ¡Enhorabuena, Darius!


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