The Spanish faculty of the Department of Romance Languages honored two rising senior Spanish majors, recognizing in their passion for the Spanish language and Hispanic culture the model of outstanding Spanish majors. In the picture below, María Victoria García and Victoria Rae Taylor (L-R) display their respective awards in the company of Professors Matthew Bailey, Laurent Boetsch, and Jeff Barnett (L-R). The award presented to María Victoria García is the Amans Artium Bonarum Award. It acknowleges the rising senior Spanish major whose passion for the Spansih language and Hispanic culture exemplifes the best of our majors and the ideals of the Spansih program. In addition to the award, María Victoria will receive a tuition scholarship.
Victoria Rae Taylor is the inaugural winner of the Carlyle Westbrook Barritt and Sidney J. Williams Jr. Spanish Prize. This prize was recently established through an endowment by an anonymous donor to honor Professors Barritt and Willliams, whose long example of mentorship and outstanding teaching provided inspiration to generations of Washington and Lee students. It will be awarded annually to a rising senior Spanish major who exhibits a special passion for the Spanish language and Hispanic culture, and whose achievement in the Departemtn of Romance Languages serves as a positive example to others. In addition to the recognition bestowed on her, Victoria will receive a cash prize from the endowment.
¡Felicidades a las dos premiadas!, y esperamos verlas de vuelta en el otoño.