Germanic Studies Awardees, Spring 2017

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Congratulations to Rachael Zehrung and Katie Mosley on receiving the German Society of Maryland Merit Award this year! The purpose of the German Society of Maryland is to preserve and promote the German heritage, language and traditions through educational, social, and benevolent programs and to develop the unity and continuity of the German American community in the State of Maryland. This program provides up to 3 awards of $1,000.00 each to outstanding students at Maryland colleges and universities who have declared a German major. Two of the three awards went to our German double-majors!

Katie Mosley is a Russian Language and Literature and Germanic Studies double major studying to be a translator or a language teacher. Katie is involved with the Band- the Mighty Sound of Maryland and Pep Band- as a clarinet player and is currently appointed as the President of the German Club.

Rachael Zehrung is a Computer Science and Germanic Studies double major. She chose to study German at the University of Maryland to develop a deeper understanding of the language and culture after spending a semester studying abroad in Germany during high school. Rachael plans to return to Germany in Spring 2018, after participating in the living and learning program at the Language House in Fall 2017.

Rachael also received The Anneliese and Alfred Strauch Scholarship for Language Study, which was established in 2003 by the Department of Germanic Studies Associate Professor Emerita Dr. Gabriele Strauch in memory of her parents. Each spring, the Scholarship recognizes the outstanding efforts of a German major or double major, who hold Junior standing at the University of Maryland.