Julia Petrusan '18 Awarded Dennis Perri Junior Award

Julia Petrusan recipient of 2018 Dennis Perri Junior Award & Dennis PerriThe Department of Spanish is pleased to announce that the winner of the Dennis Perri Junior Award for the Academic Year 2016-17 is Julia Petrusan.

Former Grinnell students Philip Guarco ’82 and Kathryn Jackson ’83 generously established an endowment that permits the Spanish department to recognize the achievement of a Spanish major through a yearly monetary award. The department selects a junior Spanish major taking into account the following criteria:

At least a 3.25 GPA in the Spanish major

  • Successful completion of at least three semesters of Spanish beyond Spanish 217
  • Conscientious and dedicated junior in all of his or her Spanish courses
  • Evidence of a commitment to intellectual life of the Spanish department in and outside of class (including attendance to speakers' presentations, Spanish table, Spanish House activities, participation in newsletter, and Spanish Laboratory)

Past Recipients:

  • Nora Shields (2006-2007)
  • Chao Wei Hung (2007-2008)
  • Frida Rodriguez (2008-2009)
  • Vicky Diedrichs (2009-2010)
  • Katherine Chung (2010-2011)
  • Debbie Cifuentes Ramírez (2011-2012)
  • Anam Aslam (2012-2013)
  • Nick Hunter (2013-2014)
  • Prisca Kim (2014-2015)
  • Madison Fellows (2015-2016)

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