CLACS is pleased to announce the student recipients during the 2018-19 academic year. CLACS awarded over $75,000 in student scholarships, fellowships, and grants to support 22 undergraduate and graduate students.
The Donald R. Shea Scholarship may be used for UWM sponsored semester-long or short-term study abroad in the Latin American/Caribbean region, and for other academic opportunities in the region that can be accepted for UWM credit.
Sugeiry Berroa Payano, BA, Global Studies; Portuguese Minor (Costa Rica: Spanish Language Immersion for Social Work)
Marissa Paulson, BA, Global Communication; Portuguese Minor (Costa Rica: Internship)
Emily Olson, BFA, Dance; Film Minor (Brazil PSOA: African Influences in the Brazilian Culture of the Northeast)
Alexandra Seager, BFA, Dance; Film Production Minor (Brazil PSOA: African Influences in the Brazilian Culture of the Northeast)
Travel Grants are offered to UWM graduate or advanced undergraduate students who have a research proposal or paper presentation that focuses on the Latin American/Caribbean region.
Lorenzo Backhaus, Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding (Field Research, Guatemala)
Samantha Bomkamp, MS Anthropology (Field Research, Mexico)
Íñigo Huércanos Esparza, MA Spanish (Conference Presentation, Kentucky)
Ricardo Jaimes, MS Freshwater Sciences and Technology (Field Research, Mexico)
Katie Klein, Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding (Field Research, Guatemala)
Ae Hee Lee, PhD English-Creative Writing (Field Research, Peru)
Eduardo Luiz Menozzo da Rosa, PhD Geosciences (Field Research, Brazil)
Dalila Negreiros, PhD African and African Diaspora (Conference Presentation, Boston)
Dria Sedar, Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding (Field Research, Guatemala)
Angela Swan, Master of Fine Arts (Field Research, Brazil)
Heather Thomas-Flores, MS Anthroplogy (Field Research, Mexico)
Linda Xiong, Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding (Field Research, Guatemala)
Manuel Zelada, MA Spanish (Field Research, Peru)
The Undergraduate and Graduate Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships through funding from the U.S. Department of Education, are available for select undergraduate students for academic year study of intermediate or higher-level Portuguese language in combination with area studies courses, and for graduate students for summer intensive Portuguese, Haitian Creole, or indigenous languages of Latin America/the Caribbean.
2019 Undergraduate Recipients (for study of Portuguese in 2019-20):
Emily Ernest, BA, Psychology
Faith Lemay, BA English-Creative Writing, Portuguese Minor, Photography Minor
Amira Rupnick, BA, JAMS, Portuguese Minor
2019 Graduate Recipients:
Maren Hawkins, PhD, Public Health, Community, and Behavioral Health Promotion (University of Pittsburgh, Ecuadorian Quichua)
Cheri Price, PhD, Anthropology (San Diego State University, Mixtec)
Angela Swan, MA Art and Design (UNISUL International Studies Abroad, Portuguese)
The Kristin Ruggiero and Howard Handelman Field Research Award supports advanced undergraduate and graduate field research. It is named after Professor Emerita Dr. Kristin Ruggiero, the Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies from 1999 until 2015, and the late Professor Emeritus Dr. Howard Handelman, Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies from 1994 until 1999.
Lauren Kiesewetter, MS Anthropology, (Mexico)
Manuel Zelada Pierend, MA Spanish (Peru)
Congratulations to all the award recipients! CLACS wishes you continued success!