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Ms. Rebekkah Zanotti has received the department's 2016 Alumni Achievement Award. Rebekkah is a Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI) for the U.S. Navy's Fleet Information Operations Center. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the department in 2013 with a major in German before joining the U.S. Navy and studying Russian at the prestigious Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California.

Distinguished alumni

Each year the Department of World Languages and Literatures nominates an alumnus or alumna for an Alumni Achievement Award.

2016: Rebekkah Zanotti

2015: Ellen Knuth

2014: Jessica Sturm

2013: Monique Coyne

2012: Jeanne Friedman

2011: Dr. Cynthia Ruoff

2010: Dr. Aaron Boesenecker

2009: Roberto Zuniga

2008: Dr. John Van Gessel

2007: Dr. Lawrence Kuiper

2005: Thomas Petzold

2004: John Beaudoin

2003: Dr. Mary-Kathleen (Gernant) Blanchard

2002: Dr. Steven F. Kokmeyer

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