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French Section Awards Ceremony May 8, 2017

DEPARTMENT OF

LANGUAGES, LITERATURES AND CULTURES

FRENCH SECTION AWARDS CEREMONY

May 8, 2017

Place de la République in Paris (Photo by Karen Quandt June, 2016)

 

PI DELTA PHI

Introduction:                      Dr. Edgard Sankara, French Faculty Chair

La mission et l’histoire     Kayla Dickens, President

de Pi Delta Phi:                  Sarah Hartman, Vice-President

Poèmes et Musique:           Introduced by Dr. Deborah Steinberger

Marceline Desbordes-         “L’Églantine”

Valmore                               recited by Karine Belizar

(1786-1859)

Paul Verlaine                       “Beams”

(1844-1896)                          recited by Milagros Chiri-Zapata

Zaz                                      “Je veux”

performed by Christa Diehl and Kaitlyn Diehl (guitar and voice)

French Advocate of the     Elias Rhanim, The Olive Tree Café

Year:                                    Introduced by Donna Coulet du Gard

Cérémonie d’initiation      Kayla Dickens, President

de Pi Delta Phi                    Sarah Hartman, Vice-President

STUDY ABROAD HIGHLIGHTS

Featured Speakers:

Kayla Dickens, Sarah Hartman,

Thomas Hildebrand

Introduced by Dr. Edgard Sankara

 

PI DELTA PHI INITIATES

Rosalie Baseman                     Adam Kirker

Karine Belizar                         Natalie Looney

Quentin Bouvier                     Ruth Mandel

Milagros Chiri-Zapata            Tessa Mitterhoff

Kaitlyn Diehl                          Shreena Patel

Shannon Fredericks                Rebecca Pedersen

Lindsay Kaslow                      Courtney Rempfer

 

INTERMEDIATE STUDENT CERTIFICATES

Introduced by Dr. Karen Quandt,

Faculty Moderator of Pi Delta Phi

 

Presenters:

Mme Donna Coulet du Gard, Mme Flora Poindexter,

Mme Anna Ogunnaike, Mme Judy Celli, Dr. Karen Quandt, Dr. Edgard Sankara

 

Emily Aniunas           Delaney Gilfoyle            Clarissa Ortiz*

Megan Bahnson         Sarah Goodman              Ryan Richardson

Krista Balto                Devon Grant                    Taiwan Savage

Vivien Barnett           Molly Hamilton              Kaitlin Shorr

Nicolo Bautista          Rebecca Kane                 Hannah Stetson

Rebecca Brown         Lauren Marvin*              Larissa Thermidor

Gates Bryan               Anabel Mason                 Emma Thieke

Patricia Bushey          Lauren Meckler              Julia Tortu*

Kaylee Drab               Emily Murphy                Kaitlin Twomey

Sarah Edgerton          Shannon Murphy            Penelope Velasco

Angela Errico            Zoe Niman                      Sarah Warkentin

Daniella Fioretti*      Onyekachi Njubigbo      Jessica Zarin*                                                                                         Michael Zidansek

* indicates student in honors section

 

THEODORE E. D. BRAUN AWARDS

Undergraduate Prize in French:

Mackenzie Campbell

Graduate Prize in French Teaching and Pedagogy:

Enzo Le Doze

 

Closing Remarks: Dr. Edgard Sankara

RECEPTION

 

SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The French Faculty would like to thank Professor Emeritus Theodore Braun for his continued support of the French program and our students. We also extend our deep gratitude to Roland Toccafondi for adding such a beautiful touch to our Pi Delta Phi certificates with his skillful calligraphy. A warm thank you to Associate Professor Emerita Bonnie Robb for donating her beautiful Provençal tablecloth. What a special touch for our awards ceremony!

Many thanks to Elle Bornemann for creating lovely certificates for our intermediate awardees, as well as for providing logistical support. The faculty moderator extends her gratitude to Kayla Dickens for helping with set-up details, as well as to Dr. Deborah Steinberger, Donna Coulet du Gard, Anna Ogunnaike, and Flora Poindexter for their contributions.

Thank you, students, for your diligence and enthusiasm.

Nous sommes fiers de vous! Bonne continuation…

Graduate student Kayla Dickens, President of Delaware’s Chapter of Pi Delta Phi

Graduate student Enzo Le Doze and senior Mackenzie Campbell receive the announcement by Dr. Edgard Sankara that they are the 2017 Ted Braun award recipients

Dr. Ted Braun at the Pi Delta Phi Ceremony

Donna Coulet du Gard giving our French Advocate of the Year Award to Elias Rhanim and his wife Stephanie

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