ILC Hosts 17th Annual Rosita Awards Celebration
Apr. 11, 2017
The Department of International Languages and Cultures (ILC) hosted the 17th annual Rosita Awards celebration April 7, honoring students who have pursued the study of language and culture beyond beginning level. This year, 22 students were eligible for the Rosita Award.
At the ceremony, two students were randomly selected as the recipient of a small scholarship, which was created by Professor Emeritus Consuelo Gallagher in 1999. This year, Sofia Gianino (French) and Chen Wang (ESL) were awarded the scholarship.
Six different languages were represented by the students: Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish. At the event, some students read poems or sang in their second language. Each of the candidates received a certificate and a rose. There was also an activity, dinner, and photo opportunities.
During the ceremony, the ILC also honored its teaching assistants for their year of service and announced the upcoming retirement of Graciela Corvalan.
About the Rosita Awards
The Rosita Award is a departmental scholarship created by Webster University professor emeritus Consuelo E. Gallagher in honor of her mother, Rosita Uribe of Venezuela. The awards were established in 1999 to reward students who demonstrate commitment to international awareness, cultural understanding and language studies. To be eligible, students must have committed to studying one or more foreign languages for over four semesters and have maintained a B or better in each class. The winners are selected randomly, as Consuelo Gallagher wanted each student, regardless of achievement, to have an equal chance at winning the scholarship.