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romance languages and literatures

Academic Year 2015-2016: Prizes and Distinctions


Andrés Bello Award: Erin Rutherford
Offered by the Consul of Chile to a senior who has excelled in Spanish.

Wendy Berson Language Award: Andrew Lizon
Given to a senior who has demonstrated excellence in the area of Romance Languages in general, but more specifically, to one with the ability to speak one or more of them with great expertise.

Normand R. Cartier Award: Danielle Nista
Given to a student for outstanding commitment and achievement in work for the Boston College Chapter of Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society.

The Figurito Family Award for Scholarly Achievement in Italian: Andrew Lizon
Presented in the name of Joseph Figurito, Professor of French and Italian at Boston College for half a century, for scholarly achievement in Italian.

Princess Grace of Monaco Award: Doyle Calhoun
Offered by the Consul of Monaco, in conjunction with the Consul of Chile, to a senior who has excelled in French.

Tutto Italiano Award for Excellence in Italian: Olivia Hart
The Tutto Italiano Award for Excellence in Italian, offered by Emilio and Marilena Locilento, in honor of their parents Angelo and Maria for their love of education and free enterprise, given to an Italian major or minor.


Jennifer Marie Heine
“You’ve got the key of the street’: Dickens as a Picaresque Writer”
Directed by Professor Elizabeth Rhodes and Professor James Najarian (English Department)

Andrew S. Lizon
“Visioni dell’uomo moderno in relazione alla società moderna: Un’esplorazione ecocritica della letteratura e del cinema italiano”
Directed by Professor Mattia Acetoso

Andrew Marchesani
“Paris: une modernité déterminée”
Directed by Professor Joseph Brienes


For outstanding achievement in a Romance Languages and Literatures course.

FRENCH: Doyle D. Calhoun, Alexis Fessatidis, Mark Hebert, Danielle Nista, Ross Tetzloff, James Smith, Helene Snyder

ITALIAN: Catherine Henckel, Andrew Lizon, Machael Plaisance

HISPANIC STUDIES: Gabriela M. Acebal, Lauren Dzera, Amber L. Kell, Kevin C. McGann, Yanilssa Taveras, Alexandra Tejeda, Alexander Toppo


Lauren Mushro (Hispanic Studies)

Brittany Bosca (French)


Emily Murphy (French)

Ambrey Rice (French)


Emily Papazian (Hispanic Studies)

Jennifer Heine (Hispanic Studies)