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Department of Foreign Language Studies
Sullivan Hall 211
Phone:(401) 865-2111
Fax:(401) 865-1112

Wendy Coutu, Administrative Assistant

Alison Caplan, Ph. D, Chairperson




Highest in Concentration


2015: French: Meaghan Landry | Italian: Raymond Oliverio |​ Spanish: Vincent Whalen

2014: French: Megan Moran | Italian: Justin Kanka | Spanish: Michelle Nogas

2013:  French: Rebecca Nagel | Spanish: Erica Barnum - Ethan Gentes

2012:  French: Rachael White | Italian: Rocco Magnoli | Spanish: Elizabeth Moore



German Language Awards


2015: Raymond Oliverio

2014: Michael McConnell - Erik Pottinger

2013: Naomi Eide

2012: Natalie Creamer - Andrew Schmidt - Emma Wright



Fr. St. George Award (French)


The Reverend Raymond St. George, O.P. Award is granted by the Class of 1950 in memory of Father St. George to the highest ranking senior French major.


2015: Meaghan Landry

2014: Caitlin Charette

2013: Jaclyn Kotowski

2012: Tara Kingsley



Verrazzano Award (Italian)


A monetary award of $2,000 given by the Verrazzano Award Committee (known as the “Dr. Renato E. Leonelli Award”) to the student who has achieved excellence in the study of Italian.  In addition, a $1,000 grant (designated the “Dr. Renato E. Leonelli Resource Award”) is presented to Providence College by the Verrazzano Committee for the purchase of books pertaining to Italian language and culture.

2013: Karine Alexana Montinola

2008: Robert Dennis 


Lida B. Aronne-Amestoy Award (Spanish)

Lida Aronne-Amestoy was born in Argentina and was a professor of English and Spanish-American Literature there until emigrating to the United States with her husband and two children in 1980. She earned a Ph.D. in Spanish-American literature from the University of Connecticut and joined the faculty at Providence College in 1982. She was promoted to the rank of Professor in 1988.

 Lida was an internationally recognized literary critic, scholar, and poet. At Providence College, she was a vital member of the college community until her death on December 26, 1998. The Lida B. Aronne-Amestoy Award is an expression of the love and esteem that Lida's friends, colleagues and students at Providence College will always have for her.



2015: Bryan McNamara

2014: Jennifer Giffels

2013: Anne Ruelle

2012: Marc Capuano - Tara Kingsley



Student Achievement


2008: Mandee Adams

2007: Bryan Betancur

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