In January 2018, at the President's Convocation, Dr. Eileen J. Doll received the Excellence in Community Engaged Teaching Award. This is presented to the instructor who best connects the Service Learning in her/his classroom with the outside community. Dr. Doll's class, SPAN A404, Inmigración, was evaluated with a perfect score.
Dra. Josefa Salmón received the Dux Academicus award at the January 2018 President's Convocation. This is the highest faculty award presented by Loyola University New Orleans. It is given to honor her achievements in scholarship, teaching, and service.
Attached is her speech from the acceptance of the award at the Convocation.
¡Felicidades, Dra. Salmón! A well-deserved honor!
Congratulations to Dr. Nathan Henne, Director of the Latin American Studies Program, who has received the Marquette Fellowship for summer 2018 to further his research and scholarship.
Stephanie MacClellan (Spanish 2016) recently received approved status to be a Fully-Accredited Immigration Representative for immigration cases on behalf of Catholic Charities New Orleans. Stephanie can now represent low-income immigrants before an immigration judge, and in asylum cases. ¡Felicitaciones, Stephanie! Estamos muy orgullosos de ti.
¡Felicitaciones, Annie! This year, the Young Alumni Pack recognized Annie McBride as the 2017 Young Alumna of the Year. Annie graduated with a Spanish major (2007), went on to Law School, and is quite a success!
¡Felicitaciones a 3 de nuestros estudiantes! These Spanish minors and Latin American Studies major received the prestigious Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Ecuador. The competition is national, so we are very proud of you!
On October 18, 2017, four new members of the Mu Kappa chapter of the national Spanish honor society were initiated. ¡Felicitaciones!
In 2016, a bilingual edition of 3 of Spanish dramatist José Moreno Arenas' plays was published by Editorial Gestos. Dr. Eileen Doll translated the plays into English, and wrote the introductions (in English and in Spanish): A Rude Trilogy (Begging Your Pardon). Trilogía grosera (con perdón).
Rising Junior Audrey O'Connell (Graphic Design major & Spanish minor) received one of only Spirit Cultural Exchange merit-based scholarships in 2017 to take part in a 2-4 week volunteering project in Ecuador through Fundación Bolívar Education Volunteer Program. She will live with a host family and do volunteer work while learning more about Ecuador and its culture and languages.
On May 16, 2017, Loyola's Translation and Interpreting Certificate Program recognized 23 students who completed the program and received their certificates this year. In addition, 25 who completed the program before this semester were recognized for their achievements, including 2 who are certified to work with the Louisiana Supreme Court.