The Book Prizes for Excellence in Language are presented to students who have shown outstanding progress and achievement in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, or Russian at Trinity College.

The Book Prizes for Excellence in Language: Arabic

Ben E. Segall ’20
Emma I. Schneck ’20
Sakina F Baqar ’23


The Book Prizes for Excellence in Language: Chinese

Brooke Samaratunga ’22
Thomas McKinney ’21


The Book Prizes for Excellence in Language: French

Lucia Hainline ’21
Mimi MacKilligan ’21


The Book Prizes for Excellence in Language: German

Aidan Turek ’20
Hannah McCurry ’20


The Book Prizes for Excellence in Language: Hebrew

Joel Mwaigomo ’21


The Book Prizes for Excellence in Language: Japanese

Luke M. Blough ’20


The Book Prize for Excellence in Language: Portuguese

Georgia Beckmann ’21


The Book Prizes for Excellence in Language: Russian

Sam Taishoff ’22


The Book Prize for Hispanic Studies

Josselyn Zaldivar ’20


The Trinity and Barcelona Prize in Hispanic Studies (Iberian Track):
It was established in 1986 by the Programa de Estudios Hispanicos en Cordoba (Spain) of which
Trinity College is a member. It is awarded to a Spanish major or majors who have achieved
excellence in courses devoted to Spanish language, culture & literature.

Johnny Gillespie ’20


The Trinity and Barcelona  in Latin American Studies:
It is awarded for distinction in Spanish achieved by a graduating senior
majoring in Latin American studies.

Nic O’Loughlin ’20


The Erasmus Prize in the Humanities:
It was established in 2001 by John Molner ’85 and David Molner ’91 in honor of Kenneth Lloyd-Jones, John McCook Professor of Modern Languages. Professor Lloyd-Jones was a member of the faculty from 1978-2007. It is awarded annually to the junior or senior adjudged to have written the best essay in the humanities after completion of his or her sophomore year.

Alison Cofrancesco ’20


The Ronald H. Ferguson Prizes in French:
It was established in 1951 in memory of Ronald H. Ferguson, Class of 1922.
The prize is awarded to students for excellence in overall work within the major.

Megan Calijouw ’20
Mira Nakhle ’20


The Cesare Barbieri Endowment Prize:
It is awarded to a student for achievement in Italian studies.

Anna Ward ’20