As the 2015-2016 academic year draws to a close, the Center for Latin American Studies prepares to say goodbye to some of its fantastic scholars and to welcome in new ones for Fall 2016. As they do every year, our faculty, staff, and students have done us proud with their innovative research and admirable accomplishments. We would like to take the time to give them their due congratulations:
Two graduate students who defended their thesis:
“Kate Chisholm did fieldwork in Oaxaca and wrote an interesting thesis on “The Impact of Migration on the Lives of Women Left Behind in Puebla, Mexico”. Congratulations and thanks to her advisor Scott Whiteford. She is receiving a dual MA in LAS and MPH, and will continue to do a PhD in Public Health.
Bobby Alvarez did quite a bit of work in Fortaleza looking at social and economic impacts of the World Cup. His thesis, titled "The Price of Glory: A Socio-economic Analysis of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Fortaleza, Brazil", offers a wide view on impacts and a very interesting case study. He is receiving a dual MA in LAS and MPA and is a finalist for a Clinton- Fulbright Award.”
Several students also received awards this year:
“Claudia Diaz-Combs, Andrea Jimenez and Emily McIntosh received Tinker awards to do fieldwork this summer.
Emily Ellis won a FLAS Fellowship from Vanderbilt to study Mayan languages in Guatemala this summer.
Andrea Jimenez was awarded a P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year.”
Also Congratulations to all of 2016 LAS Graduating Seniors and Award Winners!
SBS & LAS Outstanding Senior for Leadership & Engagement
Honor's College Pillars of Excellence Award
LAS Outstanding Seniors
LAS Outstanding Senior for Success & Perseverance
LAS Exemplary Graduating Senior
Morgan Elyse Cortez
Leo Roop Scholarship
Magellan Circle Award Winners
In terms of our staff and faculty, congratulations to:
“Clea Conlin, our Program Coordinator Senior, who successfully defended her Master's Thesis in History.
Colin Deeds who received an Award for Excellence from SBS.
Dr. Scott Whiteford who is now Director of Mexico Initiatives for SBS.”
CLAS wishes all of you the best, and looks foward to seeing what you accomplish next!