Bridgewater College senior Dafne P. Espinal Peña was presented the Raymond N. Andes Award at the college awards ceremony.
The award, which honors a former chair of the college’s world languages and cultures department, is presented annually to the top student majoring in Spanish. The late Dr. Andes, a 1940 graduate of Bridgewater College, taught French from 1946 until he retired in 1983.
Espinal Peña, a senior biochemistry major with a minor in Spanish, is from Plainsboro, N.J.
She is a member of Alpha Mu Gamma, a national foreign language honor society, and serves as co-president of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society. She also serves as president of the Latinx Student Association.
Espinal Peña graduated on May 4 and will pursue an accelerated bachelor of nursing degree from Utica College in Utica, N.Y.