French and Italian Studies graduates and their families gathered with staff and faculty in Padelford today to celebrate the culmination of years of hard work, and, as FIS Acting Chair Denyse Delcourt joked, "having survived our red pens!" Congratulations to all of our graduates: majors, minors and graduate students.
Thank you to the students who joined us for the party: Calina Daian (Italian), Monica Palma (French), Peadar Kavanagh (French), Luke Whittingham* (French), Loralyn Jackson (French), Samantha Yewman (French), Megan Kamerman (French), Kathryn Joy (French), Diana Blanco (Italian), Emma Smith (Italian), Anastasia Kozorezova (French), and Nick Franko (Italian).
*Luke will be entering our French Graduate Program in the fall!
The FIS conference room and library, festive for the occasion
FIS Acting Chair Denyse Delcourt addressing graduates and families
Administrator David Miles, Program Coordinator Emily Lloyd, and Grad Students Hailey Burgess and Preston Albertine
A slideshow of baby pictures played in the background; here, French grad Tamar Yanay
French grads Sami Yewman and Tamar Yanay with Associate Professor Louisa Mackenzie
From left: Assistant Professor Beatrice Arduini, Italian grad Calina Daian, Advisor Sabrina Tatta, Professor Albert Sbragia, Italian grads Diana Blanco and Emma Smith.
Families mingle and take pictures in the FIS conference room
French grads Tamar Yanay and Sami Yewman pose with Tamar's photo, which won 2nd place in the FIS 2015 Photo Contest.
Italian students Nick Franko and Marisa Russell chat with professors Beatrice Arduini and Albert Sbragia.