The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures recognized some of its outstanding undergraduate and graduate students at the end-of-year Slavic Tea. The following students were honored for their work during the 2011-2012 school year.
The Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin Award recognizes outstanding undergraduates taking courses in the Slavic department, based on their leadership, service, and academic achievement. This year's award winners are Sofia Bachman, Elizabeth Gribble, Benjamin Richards, and Graham Welling.
The newly inaugurated Francis M. (Frank) Buzek Award recognizes one or more juniors in Russian studies who demonstrate both a high level of academic achievement and an ability to inspire and engage other students. The award was endowed by Associate Professor Emeritus George Kalbouss in honor of one of his favorite students during his time teaching at Ohio State. This year's award winners are Eric Krohngold and Christopher Messer.
The Melanie and Philippe Radley Award provides scholarship support to outstanding undergraduate Russian majors. This year's award winners are William Baker, William Bezbatchenko, Peter Marzalik, and Elizabeth Moody.
The Department presented the Miriam G. Schwartz Slavic Award to undergraduate student Elizabeth Moody and graduate students Jeffrey Parker and Kate White in recognition of their excellent work throughout the year. Jeff and Kate will use the award money to defray the costs of attending the 7th Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society. Jeff will also attend the American International Morphology Meeting.
The Uprka-Laga-Schweitzer Award recognizes the outstanding work of undergraduate and graduate students studying Czech language and/or Czech culture. This year's awards went to Nina Haviernikova, Dustin Kelley, Hanna Macko, and Peter Tunkis.
The Paissiy Award for Bulgarian studies was given to graduate student Monica Vickers in recognition of her work in manuscript studies. Monica will use the award money to defray the costs of attending the 7th Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society, where she will present her research.
The Talvi Award goes to graduate students who show excellence in research, service and teaching activities, to defray the costs of conference travel. This year's awards were given to Michael Furman, David McVey, and Robert Mulcahy.
Finally, two awards were given to departmental lecturers, in recognition of their extra efforts in support of the Polish and Russian language programs at OSU. Izolda Wolski-Moskoff received an award from the Polish Support Fund, and Marina Pashkova received an award from the Kalbouss Russian Culture Fund.
Congratulations to all of the award winners!
Thanks to Mike Furman for providing pictures from the reception.