Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Congratulations to our Undergraduate Spring Festival Winners!

Wed, June 7, 2017
Congratulations to our Undergraduate Spring Festival Winners!

Several of our undergraduates have been awarded scholarships through the Department. Please join us in congratulating the following students:

Delaney Holton and Grace Xu won the Louise J. Faurot Memorial Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Chinese Studies. This scholarship supports undergraduate students in their research and scholarly efforts with a focus on Chinese Studies. 

Andrew Maxey was awarded the Bill and Tomiko Kennedy Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Chinese Studies.

Anna Dolliver won the Peter Vlach Memorial Scholarship in Liberal Arts, which was established by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas at Austin System for the benefit of the College of Liberal Arts. The endowment honors Mr. Peter F. Vlach of Trophy Club, Texas, a 1999 graduate of the College of Liberal Arts.

The China Studies Scholarship for Study Abroad was awarded to Johnny Lu and Ashley Park.

The Mitsubishi Study Abroad Scholarship was awarded to Graciela Trimble Quiz, Ashley Aguirre, Josue Varela, and Kuhren Dehri.

The POSCO Korean Studies Scholarship provides funding for UT students who participate in a language or other study abroad program in Korea. Armando Javier Torres, Danielle Nicole Metress, Ethan Robert Jewell,  Hailey Hellesvig,  Ramon Paolo De Leon, and Kasey Hunter.


The Department of Asian Studies would also like to recognize our outstanding language students. Every year language instructors are asked to submit the names of their best students. The following were chosen for that distinction:

Outstanding Hindi Language Student

Seton Uhlhorn, Nishanth Padeep, Kelly Hall

Outstanding Urdu Language Student

Lawrence Walker, Roushon Talcott

Outstanding Chinese Language Students

Teresa Shoemaker, Brianna Spiller

Korean Language Achievement Award

Jessica Bridges, Hei Tung Chan, Kenneth Nienhuser, Rebecca Skrabanek

Outstanding Japanese Language Students

Do Young Kim, Graciela Trimble-Quiz, Andy Xu, Anna Mason, Jalen Cox

Outstanding Sanskrit Language Student

Vaishali Jayaraman, Sarita Thanedar

Outstanding Malayalam Students

Emily Beissner, Nidhin Varghese 

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