Honors and Awards

Roland H. del Mar Prize in Spanish

Established in 1973, the del Mar Prize is given annually at commencement to the graduating senior with highest achievement as a major in Latin-American studies, conducted in the Spanish or Portuguese language.

The Ricardo Valencia Prize for Excellence in the Department of Spanish

The Valencia Prize was established in 1974 and is awarded annually to the major in the Department of Spanish who, in the judgment of the department’s staff, has done the best work in the department’s three areas. First preference is given to a junior, and the prize is meant to be used to purchase materials needed for Senior Independent Study.