2019 Student AwardsModern and Classical Languages

Undergraduate Awards

Excellence in the Chinese Minor

  • Erich Schwartz
  • Mikaela Stephens
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Excellence in the Chinese Major Studies

  • Christy McKay
  • Katarina Micklus
  • Beth Zhao
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Excellence in the French Major

  • Amina Afify
  • Enya R. Calibuso
  • Jeffrey Good
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Excellence in Elementary German

  • Douglas Mahn
  • Megan McMahon
  • Samantha (Ama) Simonoff
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Excellence in the Italian Studies Minor

  • Nikolas Akpata
  • Mary Cassell
  • Nicholas Fisch
  • Amanda Freda
  • Margaret Vestermark
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Cesarina Horing Award

The Italian Cultural Society of Washington, DC, awards $200 to a student of George Mason University who is selected by the university's Italian language program faculty. The award is made possible by donations in honor of the late Cesarina Horing, former director of the Society’s Italian Language Program. It is entirely funded by the Fincantieri Marine Group.

  • Ryan Bartee
  • Claire Cronin
  • Nicholas Fisch
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Gamma Kappa Alpha (National Italian Honor Society) Inductees

  • Margaret Vestermark
  • Nikolas Akpata
  • Noah Andrews
  • Mary Cassell
  • Claire Cronin
  • Nicholas Fisch
  • Amanda Freda
  • Hunter Nappi
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The William Weaver Prize in Italian Studies

The William Weaver Prize in Italian Studies, which is a monetary prize in the amount of $1,000, recognizes the academic achievements of students who are minoring in Italian Studies.

  • Amani Greene
  • Giovanna Uberti
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Japanese National Honor Society Inductees

  • Riza Lei Chan Saulo
  • Emily Merrick
  • Margo Zuchristian
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Outstanding Academic Achievement in Japanese Studies

  • Brian Cavanaugh
  • Brad Stephens
  • Hugo Vasgestian Dos Santos
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Excellence in Elementary Korean

  • Kerstin Houk
  • Elizabeth Jacobsen
  • Angelic Johnson
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Outstanding Achievement in Intermediate Korean

  • Kelly Byrd
  • Kevin Omans
  • Charisse Quitoriano
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Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Korean

  • Innsun Roh
  • Madeline N. Edwards
  • Roseann H. Eldardiri
  • Evangeline Ihn
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ACTR Post Secondary Russian Scholar Laureate Award

Sponsored by the American Council of Teachers of Russian

  • Riley Hester
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Excellence in the Spanish Major

  • Madison Armentrout
  • Dejza N. Brower
  • Emily A. Brubaker
  • Gloria Cruces Johansson
  • Colleen M. Dowling
  • Joshua Everett
  • Emalie R. Freitas
  • Heidi C. Gomez
  • Lindsey R. Jackson
  • Iliana E. Mena
  • Johanna Narvaez
  • Christina N. Newton
  • Rachel Orga
  • Kristin Ullman
  • Mayra M. Villa
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Excellence in the Spanish Minor

  • Om V. Arvind
  • Karmen E. Caylor
  • Schyler L. Cordova
  • Isabella A. Farber
  • Fionnuala C. Fisk
  • Kaleigh E. Haines
  • Faith E. Hawkins
  • Hayley N. Mason
  • Erin E. McAdam
  • Anita Mulpuri
  • Theresa T. Nguyen
  • Emma Pilgrim
  • Jalah M. Townsend
  • Mia Wise
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Helen Ludwig Sehrt Scholarship

     The Helen Ludwig Sehrt Scholarship recognizes the academic achievements of students minoring in German. The scholarship was established in 2008 through the estate of Helen Ludwig Sehrt, a former professor of George Mason University.

  • Melanie Rahe
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Phi Sigma Iota: International Foreign Language Honor Society, Inc.

  • Jenniffer Andino Cruz
  • Renee Fajardin
  • Felicity Gonzalez-Flores
  • Adam Maung
  • Deja Nichelle Watkins
  • Jared Purcel
  • Erich Schwartz
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KAEF Scholarship in Korean Studies

This award was established in 2018 for supporting students who are pursuing either a minor or a major in Korean. 

  • Nazifa Jan
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Excellence in the Korean Studies Minor

  • Lindsey K. Choe
  • Nevyat T. Gebru
  • Selena Li
  • Shamima Prianca
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Excellence in the Arabic Major

  • Abigail Dundore
  • Cassandra Gellios
  • Rachel Potter
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