THE JACQUES HARDRÉ PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN FRENCH

  • The Department gives a certificate and a $2000 cash prize to the most outstanding student in French. The award is presented at the Chancellor’s Award Ceremony held each spring.

2015

  • Abby Dennison

2014

  • Austin Cooper

2013

  • Annie Segal

THE STERLING STOUDEMIRE AWARD & PRIZES FOR EXCELLENCE IN SPANISH

  • The Department gives a certificate and a $2,000 cash prize to the most outstanding student in Spanish. The award is presented at the Chancellor’s Award Ceremony held each spring. In addition, smaller cash prizes are given to outstanding students in Spanish during the Department’s awards/commencement ceremony.

2015

  • Jessica Leigh Maldonado
  • Blair Flint
  • Sarah Grady
  • Sonya Kowalczyk

2014

  • Ashley Rivenbark
  • Elizabeth Whitfield
  • Elicia Hyde-DeRuyscher
  • Lindsay Stewart
  • Claire Lozano

2013

  • Emily Whitfield
  • Erin Padgett
  • Lindsay Miller
  • David Baird

CAMÕES PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN PORTUGUESE

  • The Department gives a certificate and a $2000 cash prize to the most outstanding student in Portuguese. The award is presented at the Chancellor’s Award Ceremony held each spring.

2015

  • Alex Justin Nusbickel

2014

  • Helen Irene Rolf

2013

  • Park Cannon

THE KIMBERLY KYSER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ITALIAN

  • The Department gives a certificate and a cash prize of varying amount to the most outstanding students in Italian. The award is presented at the Department’s Award Ceremony held each spring.

2015

  • Charlotte Story
  • Jason Shugoll
  • Eric Harmeling

2014

  • Romina Boyle
  • Tim Brown
  • Nicole Fossas
  • Stephanie Tolar

2013

  • Laura Buff

THOMAS HENRY WILSON, SR. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD (SPANISH)

  • Provides support for an undergraduate with a first or second major in Spanish or a minor in Spanish to conduct research in a Spanish-speaking country during the summer. The award must be used by the end of the summer prior to graduation.  Application may be found here.

2015

  • Matt Coss
  • Madeline Scanlon

2014

  • Kathryn Gutt
  • Maura Thornton

2013

  • Emily Whitfield
  • Claire Lozano
  • Miranda Wodarski

Romance Studies maintains three chapters of National Honor Societies for its students.

Pi Delta Phi (ΠΔΦ)

The National French Honor Society. Members of Pi Delta Phi must have completed three French courses numbered 260 or above with grades averaging “B” or better at UNC-CH or in one of the UNC-at-Montpellier Programs. French courses taken at another university do not count towards this requirement. If you have participated in another study abroad program and completed advanced-level courses for which you did not receive graded credit, you may count one of these courses towards the 3-course requirement. There is a one-time initiation fee of $30. Invitations will be issued and formal induction will take place toward the end of each semester.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dorothea Heitsch.

Gamma Kappa Alpha (ΓΚΑ)

The Italian Honor Society. Students are nominated for membership in Gamma Kappa Alpha by the instructors of undergraduates. Individuals should be worthy of membership in an organization recognizes “outstanding scholastics performance in the fields of Italian language and literature,” and encourages students “to acquire a greater interest in, and a deeper undertanding of, Italian culture.” They are asked to contribute a $10 induction fee and membership is recorded on their official UNC transcript. Inductees receive a certificate of membership.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Amy Chambless

Sigma Delta Pi (ΣΔΠ)

The National Hispanic Collegiate Honor Society. The installation of the Zeta Psi chapter of Sigma Delta Pi took place May 1, 1968. It was followed by the initiation of two Socios Honorarios–Sturgis E. Leavitt and Sterling Stoudemire–and fifteen Socios Fundadores. Since that date and under the directorship of its founder, María A. Salgado, the chapter at Chapel Hill has continued to hold yearly meetings and initiations. At the present time, the chapter has initiated over 400 members, including Spanish playwright Antonio Buero Vallejo and fiction writer Francisco García Pavón. Among the benefits of belonging to the Honor Society are scholarship and travel awards given for merit. Members must have completed 3 semesters of work, must have taken a Spanish literature or civilization course above Spanish 260, and have an overall average of 2.75 and 3.0 in Spanish.

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Martha Alexander, Dr. Cristina Carrasco.