The Shelly A. Moorman Outstanding Student Award in Modern and Classical Languages was created in 2004 in honor of Shelly Moorman, who taught Spanish at St. Thomas from 1968 until her retirement in 2004. One of the first female instructors at St. Thomas, Moorman chaired the Modern and Classical Languages Department for many years, held administrative positions and served on various academic committees.

This award is given annually to an outstanding student graduating with a major in the language they have studied and is based on their academic achievements as well as study abroad experiences and involvement on and off campus.

Five students received the 2014 award at a celebratory dinner for graduating language majors on May 9:

  • Colin D. Jones, Classical Languages
  • Risa E. Boyce, French
  • Rebecca E. Ryti, German
  • Molly M. Hodgdon, Latin
  • Samantha C. Carlson, Spanish

Faculty and staff in the Modern and Classical Languages Department send congratulations for a job well done to the award recipients.