Lufthansa Prize for Excellence in German Studies
Enlarge image First prize winners Jessica Ruprecht, Jelimo Maswan together with Marius Carstensen of Lufthansa (© MIT German Dept.) On May 3, Consul General Löhr attended the 16th annual Lufthansa award ceremony at MIT, where 18 undergraduate students received awards for outstanding achievements in German studies. The ceremony is the high point of the academic year for students in German courses. The German department at MIT is especially excited that each year they have seen more and more students studying German. Many of them also participate in the MIT-Germany internship program, which gives them contacts with industry and research in German-speaking countries.
Enlarge image Consul General Friedrich Löhr with third prize winner Craig Broady (© MIT German Dept.) Ms. Ingeborg Unfried of Lufthansa in New York and Mr. Marius Carstensen, Lufthansa District Sales Manager for New England and President of the German-American Business Council of Boston presented the two top prizes – free round-trip Lufthansa flights to Frankfurt! The two first prize winners were Jessica Ruprecht, a senior minor candidate in 20th/21st-century German Literature from McKinleyville, CA and Jelimo Bettina Maswan, a sophomore in German II from Nairobi, Kenya.
Enlarge image Consul General Friedrich Löhr with third prize winner Jovana Veselinovic (© MIT German Dept.) The 13 other prize winners received select German books provided by the Consulate and the Goethe Institut to celebrate the students' interest and achievement in German language and culture. Consul General Löhr presented the book awards and addressed the prize winners to congratulate them and encourage them to continue their study of German and their relationships with Germany.