Ryder Cunningham ’14 earns scholarship from Phi Sigma Iota
Cunningham '14 is one of only a few students in the country to earn the
Dr. Anthony S. Corbiere Scholarship from Phi Sigma Iota, the
international foreign language honor society. Cunningham will graduate
on May 10 with degrees in English and Spanish.
Most recently, he presented the paper for his senior project in his Spanish major, titled Vivir después de morir: La distorsión de géneros y la imagen de Araceli en Luna caliente por Mempo Giardinelli,
to Phi Sigma Iota’s annual Undergraduate Conference. During a recent
trip to Bowling Green State University, where he has been accepted for
graduate study in Spanish, it was suggested that the paper be submitted
Last year, Cunningham completed a semester abroad
at La Universidad Blas Pascal in Córdoba, Argentina, where he studied
Spanish language, Latin American literature and Argentine culture. In
2011, he studied in London.
At Muskingum, Cunningham has earned many of the
university’s highest academic honors. He has received the Presidential
Scholarship, the Mary E. Sharp Award in Spanish, the Sarah Wilhelm Award
in English and the Matilda E. Bailey Award in English.
Away from the classroom, he has served as an
officer of the university’s chapter of Phi Sigma Iota and is a member of
the English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, as well as Phi Kappa Phi,
the nation’s oldest and largest honor society for all academic
Cunningham was nominated for the scholarship by
Assistant Professor of Spanish Dr. Beth A. Butler and Professor of
German Dr. Franz-Joseph Wehage. His faculty advisors are Assistant
Professor of Spanish Dr. Sandra L. Alzate and Assistant Professor of
English Dr. Kekoa C. Kaluhiokalani.