Michelle Nava Receives Award from Pan American Association
Immaculata University senior Michelle Nava of Philadelphia, PA (19120) recently received the 2016 Janice Bond Memorial Plaque and Award for Graduating Seniors from the Pan American Association of Philadelphia. Nava is majoring in Spanish/Social Work.
“I have seen her flourish in her four years at Immaculata – from a very shy and quiet freshman to a smart, studious and engaged student,” stated Marisa Pereyra, Ph.D., associate professor of Spanish and chair of the Global Languages and Cultures Department.
As part of the recognition, Nave received a plaque and a $200 monetary award. The Janice Bond Award is presented to graduating seniors of area colleges and universities for general excellence in courses related to Latin America during four years. Other criteria include participation in extra-curricular activities related to Latin America as well as study and service in Latin countries.
Nava stated “My experience at IU as a Latina student is that I have become a more confident woman who is proud of being the first in my family to go to college, and open the path for my younger sister to pursue her own dreams and own goals to be somebody in life.”
Immaculata University is a Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.