Current Student & Faculty Successes

Amanda Bjerke '20

  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Germany (2020-2022)
  • The National 2020 Future K-12 German Teacher Award from The National German Honor Society Delta Phi Alpha (2020)
  • Future Language Educator Award, Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures (MCTLC) (2020)
  • The Sister Margretta Nathe Scholarship for German (2018-2020)
  • American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) Mit Deutsch in die Zukunft Leipzig Summer Seminar Grant (Summer 2019)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2019)

Florian Bundschuh, M.A.

  • Fulbright Austria Teaching Assistant at CSB/SJU (2020-2021)

CSB/SJU German Section

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Chapter Grant (2020-2021)
  • American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) FL-A-CH Mini Grant (2020)
  • Goethe-Institut Poster Exhibition Märchenwelt (2020)
  • American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) Deutsch macht Spaß Grant (2019)

Valerie Doze ’21

  • Truman Scholarship (2020-2021)
  • The Sister Margretta Nathe Scholarship for German (2020-2021)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)
  • Jackson Fellowship (Summer 2019)

Max Ditzler ’21

  • The Otmar Drekonja German Cultural Studies Scholarship (2019-2021)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2019)
  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (2016-2017)

Channa Kalsow ’22

  • The Otmar Drekonja German Cultural Studies Scholarship (2020-2021)
  • CSB/SJU Undergraduate Research Summer Collaborative Grant Student Recipient, “Using Advances in the Visual Display of Information to Enhance Grammar and Vocabulary Instruction” (Summer 2020)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2019)
  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (2017-2018)

Julia Petron ’20

  • Fulbright Austria and Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) US Teaching Assistantship at Austrian Secondary Schools (2020-2021)
  • Declined - Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Germany (2020-2021)
  • The Sister Margretta Nathe Scholarship for German (2018-2020)
  • DAAD Summer Language Grant, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) (Summer 2019)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2019)
  • German Summer Internship Program, Klinikum Augsburg Hospital, Augsburg (Summer 2018)

Ilyse Putz ’20

  • CEPLAS Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences PhD. Scholarship - Universität Düsseldorf, Universität Köln, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research Cologne, and Forschungszentrum Jülich (2020-present)
  • Declined - Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Germany (2020-2021)
  • The Sister Margretta Nathe Scholarship for German (2018-2020)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2018)
  • Internship WETSCAPES-Projekt, Universität Greifswald (Summer 2018)

Kathryn Weinmann ’20

  • Fulbright Austria and Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) US Teaching Assistantship at Austrian Secondary Schools (2020-2021)

Joshua Bashore, ’23

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)

John Engh ’22

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)

Sara Hoppe ’24

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)

Dr. Brooke Kreitinger '01

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)
  • German Embassy Teacher of Excellence Award (2016)
  • Fulbright Austria and Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) US Teaching Assistantship at Austrian Secondary Schools (2001-2002)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society (2021) 
  • German Embassy “Wunderbar Together” Campus Weeks Grant (2019)
  • Excellence in Advising Award for New Advisors, awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2018)
  • Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars (2017)
  • German Embassy Teacher of Excellence Award (2016) 
  • German Embassy “Germany Meets the U.S.” Campus Weeks Grant (2016)
  • German Embassy “25 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall” Campus Weeks Grant Recipient (2014)
  • Fulbright Summer Seminar for American Faculty of German Studies, University of Tübingen, Germany (2013) 
  • DAAD Research Grant, University of Trier, Germany (2010-2011)
  • Graduate School Scholarship, Georgetown University, (2005 - 2012)
  • Fulbright Austria and Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) US Teaching Assistantship at Austrian Secondary Schools (2001-2003) 

William Lee ’22

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)

Oliver Peterson ’22

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)

Megan Radermacher ’23

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)

Perrin Thompson ’23

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)

Sydney Richter ’23

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)

Dr. Kurt Hollender

  • CSB/SJU Undergraduate Research Summer Collaborative Grant Faculty Recipient, “Using Advances in the Visual Display of Information to Enhance Grammar and Vocabulary Instruction” (Summer 2020)
  • Sonderprogramm zur Förderung von Deutsch in USA Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington D.C. Grant to attend the AATG Curriculum Seminar for College Faculty (October 2019)
  • Mellon Foundation, Becoming Community Travel Grant (2019)
  • Mellon Foundation, Becoming Community Practitioner Certificate (2019)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2018)
  • DAAD Study Grant, Freie Universität Berlin (2017)
  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Hamburg (2006-2007)

Brittany Elsen ’09

  • Minnesota American Association of Teachers of German (MNAATG) Minnesota German Educator of the Year Award, New Prague High School (2019-2020)

Allison McGraw ’19

  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Germany (2019-2020)

Nathan Libra, ’18

  • Declined - Fulbright Austria and Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) US Teaching Assistantship at Austrian Secondary Schools (2019-2020)

Matthias Milchrahm

  • Fulbright Austria Teaching Assistant at CSB/SJU (2019-2020)

Danica Simonet, '19

  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Germany (2019-2020)
  • Declined - Fulbright Austria and Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) US Teaching Assistantship at Austrian Secondary Schools (2019-2020)
  • Upper Midwest Emmy Student Production Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Upper Midwest Chapter for "Bayt Jadeed: Seeking Home" (2019, co-producer and co-director)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2019)
  • Finalist – Truman Scholarship, Minnesota (2019)
  • The Otmar Drekonja German Cultural Studies Scholarship (2018-2019)
  • Brandl Scholarship, Jubilee USA Network, D.C. (Summer 2018)
  • Jackson Scholarship, New American Services, St. Paul (Summer 2017)

Jessica Thwaites '19

  • Fulbright Research Scholarship, Austria (2019-2020)

Benjamin Gjerde ’21

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2020)

Megan Handelin ’21

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2020)

Emmerich Sack, M.A.

  • Honorary Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2020)
  • Minnesota American Association of Teachers of German (MNAATG) Minnesota German Educator of the Year Award, Saint John’s Preparatory School (2014-2015)

Katharina Huetthaler

  • Fulbright Austria Teaching Assistant at CSB/SJU (2018-2019)

Michael Schocker, ’19

  • The Otmar Drekonja German Cultural Studies Scholarship (2018-2019)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2019)

Sebastian Braunsberger

  • Fulbright Austria Teaching Assistant at CSB/SJU (2017-2018)

Matt Beck ’09

  • Minnesota American Association of Teachers of German (MNAATG) Minnesota German Educator of the Year Award, Saint John’s Preparatory School (2016-2017)
  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Germany (2009-2010)

Dr. Wendy Sterba

  • DAAD Study Grant, Universität Passau (1985-86)
  • DAAD Study Grant, Ludwig Maximilian Universität, Munich (1975-76)

For an archive of more student and faculty achievements, visit Fr. Mark Thamert's German blog.