2017 Student Awards and Accomplishments

These are the awards and accomplishments for the current year. Click the following links to view awards and accomplishments from previous years: 2016.


 

Isabella Antonini, a sophomore double majoring in Computer Science and Psychology with a minor in Modern Languages, was selected for the AIAE 2017 Programma Ponte in Pisa. "I feel very honored to have been chosen to attend Programma Ponte, a two-week Italian immersion paid for by the Association of Italian American Educators (AIAE)," Antonini shared. "During the program, I will be staying with an Italian family in Pisa, Italy and attending classes at a linguistic institute to improve my Italian. After classes I will be free to roam the city and on the weekends I will take trips around the country with fellow students. Attending Programma Ponte is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will cherish for the rest of my life."


 

 

Asia Cadet, a junior triple majoring in sociology, criminology, and political science, was awarded the opportunity to study Mandarin in China as part of her Critical Language Scholarship, a program of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.


 

Dana De Greff, a Masters in Fine Arts candidate in fiction, was awarded with a two-year, $45,000 matching grant by the Knight Foundation to kick start her PageSlayers Summer Camp in 2017. Her idea is an inspiring one: exposing kids to the art of creative writing in the city of Opa-Locka by starting a free, six-week summer camp program in its recreation center, known as The ARC. Read more.


 

Jacob Rudolph, a senior majoring in political science and minoring in LGBTQ studies, is the University of Miami's first ever Point Scholar, a national scholarship awarded to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the LGBTQ community. Rudolph worked with the Office of Prestigious Awards to apply for the John Lewis Fellowship. The fellowship took Rudolph to Atlanta for a four-week intensive program that looked at the social movements in the U.S. with a focus on civil rights.


 

Mich‌ael Hoffman, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology, is a recipient of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance CI2017 Scholarship Award. The American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance is a not-for-profit organization created with the purpose of eliminating barriers to cochlear implantation. 


 

 

 

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