J Studies Celebrates New Major’s Second Cohort

2021 Kinyo Awardees (clockwise from top left): Ben Bowles. (100 level), Ryleigh Line (200), Ana Ledwin (400), and Ryujin Barlow (300)

The 2021 graduates of William & Mary’s Japanese Studies Program celebrated their academic achievements during a virtual commencement ceremony on Friday, May 21. They marked this milestone with their peers, William & Mary faculty and staff, and thirty guests, including family and friends. The graduates—Bobbi Joe Carwile, Caleb Rivers, Jackson Lawson, Reese Willis, Jin Lee, Campbell Wharton, Ben… Read More

Congratulations to our RPSS Graduates!


Japanese Studies Book Prize 2021

Jackson Lawson

Congratulations to Jackson Lawson, the recipient of the 2021  Modern Languages and Literatures Book Prize in Japanese Studies! During his time at William & Mary, Jackson built meaningful relationships with faculty and his peers, and he credits his professors and the lessons he learned in history and culture classes for helping him to foster a… Read More

Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

We have had a stellar graduating class this year in German Studies! Far-flung geographically and in terms of their interests and secondary majors, the class of 2021 had to finish their last year of college in a global pandemic. Some entered W&M with a lot of German, some with none, and all caught the bug and decided… Read More

Honoring our Graduates who Minored in French & Francophone Studies

Congratulations to our Minors

Awards and Honors ’21

Awards and Honors

que de beaux souvenirs!

A thriving community


Félicitations, Class of 2021!


Congratulations to our splendid graduates, all majors in French & Francophone Studies: Jutta Appiah, Elizabeth de Jager, Manon Diz, Emily Foster, Danielle Grae, Justin Kaley, Zoe LeMenestrel, Noelle Mlynarczyk, Sally Mullis, Tristan Ramage, Monica Sandu, Lou Sheridan, Nori Thurman, Maddie Turner, and Madeleine Walker.  

MLL Outstanding Achievement Award in Hispanic Studies awarded to Beau Nardo and Max Minogue

Beau Nardo

This year’s MLL Outstanding Achievement Award in Hispanic Studies is awarded to Max Minogue and Beau Nardo. This award acknowledges an outstanding graduating Hispanic Studies major with a strong record of achievements in the program. Max has been a Teaching Assistant in the Hispanic Studies program and also studies Portuguese and Italian. After completing our… Read More

Caroline Brown and Cristina Sherer receive the Howard M. Fraser Award for Research contributions

Cristina Sherer

The Howard M. Fraser Award has been awarded to Caroline Brown and Cristina Sherer. The award is in memory of Prof. Howard Fraser, a distinguished specialist in Latin American Literature and culture and is given to a graduating Hispanic Studies major who has made significant achievements in research and service. Caroline says, “I was truly… Read More

MacKenzie Krol and Julia Tripodi are awarded Merritt-Cox Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hispanic Studies

Mackenzie Krol

The Merritt Cox Award has been awarded to Julia Tripodi and Mackenzie Krol. This award commemorates Prof. Merritt Cox, a distinguished specialist in 18th century Spain. It is awarded to a graduating Hispanic Studies major who has achieved an outstanding level of academic excellence in Hispanic Studies, and will pursue a graduate degree in the… Read More

Well-Deserved Honors

Sally Mullis portrait

WE SALUTE THE FOLLOWING SENIORS WHO HAVE JUST COMPLETED THEIR HONORS THESIS PROJECTS:   Justin Kaley, “Le mollétisme comme paradigme : le déclin et l’avenir en doute du Parti socialiste de France” (High Honors)       Sally Mullis, “Des Oiseaux Spectaculaires: Birds Observed and Imagined in French Culture under Louis XIV” (Highest Honors)      … Read More

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