Coty Hoover, a CofC Spanish major who graduated in May 2015, has been accepted into the Spanish M.A. program at the University of South Carolina with tuition remission and a graduate assistantship.
The Nu Zeta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, received two national awards during the Society’s Triennial Convention on July 8, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Nu Zeta was among 13 of the 611 chapters of Sigma Delta Pi nationwide to receive the Honor Chapter award for outstanding activities executed during the 2015-16 academic year. This was the 6th consecutive year that the College of Charleston received this prestigious recognition. In addition, CofC’s chapter was granted the Octavio Paz Award for maintaining Honor Chapter status each year during the 2013-16 triennium. Drs. Carmen Grace and Susan Divine of Hispanic Studies are Nu Zeta’s chapter advisers, and along with past student chapter president Olivia Ghiz, they are greatly responsible for these national awards.
In the fall of 2015, Professor Antonio Pérez-Núñez received a TalkAbout Grant to experiment with 1-on-1 interaction between students of his Spanish 313 class, Spanish Conversation, and native speakers
For his latest novel Tennessee River, Professor Raúl Carrillo Arciniega has been granted the Premio Literario Estatal de Novela (State Literary Award for Novel) by the the Coordinación de Fomento Editorial del Instituto Sudcaliforniano de Cultura in Mexico. Click here for additional details on all statewide and regional awardees of Baja California.
On November 13 at 7pm the College of Charleston’s and The Citadel’s chapters of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, crowned their 10th annual S.C. Spanish Teacher of the Year for 2014: Ashleigh Berrian of Meadow Glen Middle School in Lexington, S.C.
All three finalists were recognized with award plaques during a ceremony in the Greater Issues Room of Mark Clark Hall at The Citadel. The two contest runners-up were Adriana Alvarez of A.C. Flora High School in Columbia, S.C and Jessica Fuentes of Dutchman Creek Middle School in Rock Hill, S.C. Dr. Virgil Alfaro presented the 2014 S.C. Spanish Teacher of the Year with a check for $500, and all three finalists enjoyed lodging and breakfast at the Francis Marion Hotel.
The College of Charleston’s and The Citadel’s chapters of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, are proud to announce their 10th annual South Carolina Spanish Teacher of the Year Award for 2014. The three finalists will be recognized and the awardee announced during a ceremony on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Greater Issues Room of Mark Clark Hall at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. The winner will receive $500 courtesy of D. Virgil Alfaro, III, M.D. ’84 .
Visit http://spanish.cofc.edu/about/hispanews.php to download the Spring 2014 issue of HispaNews, the official newsletter of the College of Charleston’s Department of Hispanic Studies.
Brian Malone, a College of Charleston junior and Spanish major, has been granted a Critical Languages Scholarship from the U.S. Dept. of State: http://www.clscholarship.org/files/6913/9817/6977/College_of_Charleston.pdf
On April 3, 2014 at 6:30pm in the Alumni Center of the School of Education, nine students and one faculty member were initiated into the College of Charleston’s Nu Zeta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society: Lisa Dealmeida, Dan Gary, Olivia Ghiz, Rachel Ellen Harper, Kellane Kornegay, Henry B. Mullin, John H. Wagstaff, Emily Medhus, Stephanie Meier and Professor Gustavo Urdaneta.
On March 26, 2014, Professor Joseph Weyers was named the 2014 LCWA Outstanding Faculty of the Year and Thais Vote the LCWA Outstanding Student of the Year during the 9th Annual ExCEL Awards Ceremony.