French & Francophone Studies Program Awards

Graduation 2009

                     

Honors student Laura Wagstaff, Professor Maryse Fauvel, honors students Rebecca Koppel and Sara Black.

Laura Wagstaff (first from the left) wrote her Honors Thesis on “The history and culture of the pipe organ in 18th century France”and received High Honors. She is majoring in French.

Rebecca Koppel (third from the left) wrote her Honors Thesis on “Rapid Eye Movement Effects on Traumatic Memories: A Test of the Working Memory Hypothesis” and received High Honors. She is majoring in French and Psychology.

Sara Black (first from the right) wrote her Honors Thesis on“The Emperor and the Duke: A Comparative Leadership Analysis of the Battle of Waterloo” and received High Honors. She is majoring in European Studies.

Awards

Laura Wagstaff - The McCormack-Reboussin Scholarship in French
In 1995, Mark McCormack, a benefactor of the College (and a former French concentrator here himself), created a merit-based scholarship to financially support an outstanding French major at the College. The scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to a rising senior French major.

Hannah Perry - The Pierre Oustinoff Prize for Excellence in Research

Caroline Lindsey - MDLL Book Prize in French

Laura Wagstaff - MDLL Book Prize in French

Graduation News

Anne Flatin is a graduating   French minor. She has received the French Government Teaching Assistantship   and will be teaching English at the Académie of Lyon, France for the   2009-2010 academic year.

    

Katherine Keally is a double major   in French and Chinese. After graduation, she will be going to Taiwan to teach   ESL for a year.

    

Rebecca Koppel is a double major   in French and Psychology. She was named Phi Beta Kappa this semester. She   received High Honors for her Honor Thesis entitled “Rapid Eye movement   Effects on Traumatic Memories: A Test of the Working Memory Hypothesis.”   After graduation, she will be going to the University of Illinois at Chicago   for a PhD program in Cognitive Psychology.

    

Heather LeMunyon is a double major   in French and International Relations. She served as a TA in the French   section and will soon be moving to South Africa to foster community and   political development.

    

Caroline Lindsey is a double major   in French and English. She received a prize for the best GPA in French and   has made the Dean's List during every semester of college. She also completed   two French-related Monroe projects. She will be attending Harvard Law School   in the fall 2009.

    

Hannah Perry is a French major.   She is the recipient of the Oustinoff Prize for Excellence in Research. She   spent a semester in Dakar, Sénégal in 2008 to study the arts and culture of   this vibrant country and she plans to move to Dakar after graduation to teach   English.

    

Josie Rau is a double major   in French and International Relations. She will enroll in a Masters Degree   program in Peace and Conflict Studies in Sweden.

    

Jonathan San is a double major   in French and International Relations. Shortly after graduation, Jonathan   will begin work at NBC in New York City as a member of their Page Program.

    

Laura Wagstaff is a French major.   She received High Honors on her Honor Thesis on the cultural history of the   pipe organ in XVIII century Paris. She also received the prize for the best   GPA in French. She was the recipient of the prestigious McCormack-Reboussin   scholarship, a grant which allowed her to conduct independent research at the   Bibliothèque Nationale de France in July 2008. Finally, she was named Phi   Beta Kappa this semester.

    

Stephanie Warren is a French major   and she was the recipient of the Howard Scammon Drama Prize this semester for   playwriting.