REEEC congratulates our students on their accomplishments!
Jeremy Crumpton (Slavic Languages and Literatures) and Stefania Culafic (Slavic Languages and Literatures) were the winners of the 2014 Vekich Scholarship, an undergraduate award for students of South Slavic languages, named in honor of Illinois alumna Anne M. Vekich. The scholarship will cover the cost of Bosnia/Croatian/Serbian (SCR 101-102, 201-202, or 301-302) language course texts and materials for the 2014-2015 academic year. In addition, Vekich Scholars will be eligible to apply for fellowship support toward a summer language program to continue their studies in the U.S. or Bosnia, Croatia, or Serbia in the summer of 2015.
Marina Filipovic (Ph.D. Candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures) was the graduate student winner of the 2014 Yaro Skalnik Prize for the Best Student Essay. She received a certificate and a $250 cash prize. Marina also received the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant (TA) Award from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
Natalya Khokholova (Ph.D. Candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures) has accepted a position with American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (a partner of Bard College).
Anca Mandru (Ph.D. Candidate in History) received the Best Doctoral Student Award at the 2014 Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN).
Matt McWilliams (Comparative and World Literatures) was the undergraduate student winner of the 2014 Yaro Skalnik Prize for the Best Student Essay. He received a certificate and a $150 cash prize.
Rebecca Nathanson (M.A. in Urban Planning) has been offered a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Grant to Bosnia and Herzegovina.