Celebrating Student Success

Congratulations to the following Classical and Modern Languages students for their accomplishments in the 2016-2017 academic year!

National Awards

  • Luke Bishop (Romance Language major),  Matt Warner (Spanish major; Spanish MAE graduate student), Sadie Williams (Spanish minor), and Shelby Kovack (Spanish minor; MAE) will spend the 2017-2018 academic year as Fulbright Scholars in Spain.  Lucas Derry (French major) has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in the Republic of Georgia, and Christy Crouse (Spanish /Political Science major) will teach English in Colombia in the 2017-2018 academic year.  The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.
  • Christy Crouse (Spanish/Political Science major) has been awarded a US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to China for the summer of 2017.
  • Christy Crouse: Spanish major, has been awarded the Premio Mario Vargas Llosa, a joint award of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and Sigma Delta Pi.  One award is granted annually to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in upper-division Spanish courses and exemplary involvement in extra-curricular activities related to Spanish.

Truman State University “Outstanding Student Awards” for Major Disciplines

  • Jordan Noland: Classics
  • Michaela Hylen: French
  • Clara Miller-Broomfield: Romance Language
  • Christy Crouse: Spanish

Department of Classical and Modern Languages Awards

  • Clara Miller-Broomfield and Jordan Noland: Outstanding Research
  • Lydia Pearson:  Outstanding Creative Writing
  • Luke Bishop and Chelsea Firra:  Outstanding Community Service
  • Luke Bishop, Christy Crouse, Clarissa Goebel:  Outstanding Leadership

CML Departmental Honors in the Major

  • Clarissa Goebel: Classics
  • Lucas Derry and Michaela Hylen:  French
  • Luke Bishop, Clara Miller-Broomfield, Lydia Pearson: Romance Language
  • Ian Antrim, Christy Crouse, Chelsea Firra, Lauren Reynolds: Spanish

Student Organization Recognitions

  • Christy Crouse, Spanish major: Premio Gabriela Mistral, awarded by national office of Sigma Delta Pi for leadership on the chapter level
  • United Speakers Student Organization: Truman Outstanding Small Organization award

Classics Recognitions

  • Clarissa Goebel: Outstanding Accomplishment in Classical Studies, awarded by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South
  • Adam Schmitz:  National Eta Sigma Phi Latin Prose Composition exam, 2nd place

Italian Recognitions

  • Clara Miller-Broomfield (Romance Language major) has been accepted as a paid intern in the SITE Program, where she will work as an English Teaching Assistant in the schools of the Lombardy Region of Italy in 2017-2018.(  Assistants in the schools of  the Region of Lombardy, Italy.
  • Lauren Kammerer (Romance Language major) and Anne Weis (Biology major) have been accepted to the 2017 “VoluntarItaly” program.  They will spend the summer in Italy volunteering and teaching students of Italian, ages 18-25, for the Oratori Lombardi in the Mantua area.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • Patrick Morgan (Italian student) has been accepted in the Future FBI in Training program, Summer 2017, which has a critical need for those with language backgrounds.


National Awards

Fulbright Fellowships

  • Once again the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has recognized Truman as “a top producer of U.S. Fulbright students for the 2015-2016 academic year”. —Chronicle of Higher Education
  • The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Classical and Modern Languages congratulates German major Katrina Goosey, who will spend the 2016-2017 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar in Germany.

US Department of State Critical Language Scholarships

  • Margaret Wilcox, French minor:  Critical Language Scholarship to Tanzania
  • Luke Bishop, Romance Language major: Critical Language Scholarship to Azerbaijan

National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society award (Sigma Delta Pi)

  • Derek Benjamin:  Gabriela Mistral Award for outstanding student leadership

Honorary Society for Classical Studies (Eta Sigma Phi)

  • Joe Slama: 1st place in Intermediate Greek Translation
  • Outreach Award for Classics:  Truman’s Eta Sigma Phi chapter for sponsorship of video contest for Missouri high school students

World Conference on Undergraduate Research

Romance Language major Clara Miller-Broomfield will present her paper  titled “Intercultural Exchange in the Compendio de los boticarios (15th c.)” at the World Conference on Undergraduate Research in Qatar in November of 2016.  Clara’s research project was supported by a Truman Grant-in-Aid of Scholarship and Research in the spring semester of 2016, mentored by CML’s Dr. Thomas Capuano.  Click to read Clara’s abstract.

Departmental “Outstanding Student Awards” for Excellence in the Major

  • French: Lauren Schultz
  • German: Dana Megargle
  • Spanish: Derek Benjamin


Fulbright Fellowships

  • Brian Jacob,German major; Fulbright Fellowship to Germany
  • Paige Bergan, Spanish major; Fulbright Fellowship to Spain
  • Lauren Baker, Romance Language major; Fulbright Fellowship to Andorra
  • Joey Meinert, German major; Fulbright Fellowship to Germany

National Latin Exam Awards

  • Latin VI: Gold Medal, summa cum laude
  • Claire Drone-Silvers
  • Jordan Dillon
  • Callyn Burgess

National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Award (Sigma Delta Pi)

  • Paige Bergan
  • Gabriela Mistral Award for outstanding student leadership

Departmental “Outstanding Student Awards” for Excellence in the Major

  • Claire Drone-Silvers: Classics
  • Brian Jacob: German
  • Ashlee Estep: French
  • Paige Bergan: Spanish
  • Amy Soto: Romance Language