In Loving Memory - Elisa Michel
March 25, 2023
This award is in memory of Elisa Michel, who passed away in March 2023 just weeks shy of graduating from Montclair State University with a BA in French Translation and International Studies. Already trilingual in English, Spanish, and French, Elisa was passionate about languages, with plans to add even more languages to her repertoire. She had the opportunity to study abroad in Paris in the summer of 2022, an experience which opened up so many new doors for her.
She was hired by the Spanish and Latino Studies programs as one of the Communicative Workshop Assistants for beginning Spanish courses helping, every semester, around 100 students with their conversational skills. She loved helping students and was very resourceful and helpful. It is in honor of Elisa’s love of travel and the cultures of the world that we offer this scholarship. Eligible to apply are French or Spanish majors and minors with demonstrated financial need, who wish to study abroad to enhance their linguistic and cultural proficiency.
On behalf of the faculty and staff in the French and Spanish Departments, and Elisa's family, we are grateful for your generous support of the Elisa Michel Memorial Award and for the impact it will have on expanding opportunities for students like Elisa in the future.