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Bridgewater College Honors Dafne Espinal Peña for Excellence in World Languages

Friday, August 02, 2019

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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.

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