Congratulations to graduating German and Spanish double major Ally Salyers, recipient of the 2021 LCWA Graeser Memorial Award. The Graeser Award is given in honor of the late Professor Clarence Augustus Graeser, an alumnus of the College of Charleston and the first honor graduate in the class of 1888. He served for many years as Chairman of the Department of Modern Languages at the College. The award was established by the Alumni Association in 1954 in memory of this exceptional teacher, a distinguished scholar and an especially loyal alumnus. It is awarded annually to a graduating senior and foreign language major who excelled at multiple foreign languages.
During her time at CofC, Ally complimented her German and Spanish double major with minors in Linguistics and German Studies, studied abroad in Spain for a summer, and severed as a foreign language tutor and a Spanish conversation course teacher. She is currently completing a graduate certificate in German Translation and Spanish Translation and Interpreting at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte.