On April 18, 2010, the Department of Modern Languages and members of the Bentley community lost our beloved colleague, Dr. Roxana Pagés-Rangel. Professor Pagés-Rangel was a valued member of the department for more than 16 years, and is remembered by all as a talented and dedicated teacher-scholar of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures.
In 2011, the Modern Languages Department at Bentley University established the Roxana Pages-Rangel Book Prize to honor an outstanding Bentley student minoring in a modern language (French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, or Chinese). This award recognizes a Bentley junior or senior who has demonstrated a passion for studying a modern language and an appreciation of the cultures where that language is spoken.
Each year, Modern Languages faculty are invited to nominate two students for this prize. Qualifications for nominations are that the student:
- be a junior or senior
- possess excellent language skills for her/his level
- have taken at least two ML courses
- demonstrate a strong interest in language and culture
Each nominee must write an essay in English responding to a prompt provided by Modern Languages faculty on the topic of foreign language learning. Upon review of all submitted essays, faculty select a winner who is announced and recognized at our annual awards ceremony.
Kristin Salazar '18 and Katherine Vadakin '18
Professor Tchaïcha, Kristin Salazar, Katherine Vadakin and Diego Fernandez-Pages (son of Roxana Pagés-Rangel)
2017 - Brittany Maurer '17
2016 - Meenara Khondoker '16
2015 - JoAnna Magnuson '15
2014 - Alexandra Missirian '15
2012 - Alison Gillot '12
2011- James Cruise ‘12