The Department of East Asian Languages honored the fifty-one seniors graduating from the department with a ceremony on May 15th in DeBartolo Hall. The ceremony included poetry recitations and a PowerPoint presentation depicting the students' works within the Department and their plans for the future.
The Liu Family Distinguished Achievement Award was given to Ziming Yuan. The Liu Family Distinguished Achievement Award in Asian Studies is given annually to the student whose character and undergraduate work best exemplify the qualities of commitment, diligence, and imagination in the study of Asia. The award may be given to a student involved in any of the EALC programs. Ziming Yuan earned a 3.9 overall Grade Point Average with majors in Psychology and Japanese.
The Distinction in Chinese, Japanese and Korean awards are given to those students who show outstanding achievement in the study and promotion of the language, literature, and culture of the respective fields. Joseph Celeste received the Distinction in Chinese award while the Distinction in Japanese award was given to Brandon Moore. Heeju Son, a minor in Korean, was given the Distinction in Korean award. Joseph will graduate with majors in Finance and Chinese and a Grade Point Average of 3.954. Brandon will also graduate with majors in Finance and Chinese and a Grade Point Average of 3.9 in Japanese. The Ceremony was a great success due to the hard work and dedication of our graduation committee: Prof. Michael Brownstein, Prof. Noriko Hanabusa, Prof. Weibing Ye, Prof. Yeonhee Yoon, and Chair, Prof. Yongping Zhu.