Congratulations, 2022 Award Winners!

Congratulations to Sandhu Aladuwaka, Victoria Crane, and Hannah Petersen!

We have the privilege of working with so many fantastic students interested in the study of Asia. Each year we recognize the exceptional work of a few of these excellent students. Faculty select an Outstanding Student Award winner from current Asian Studies minors and two research award winners out of those who submit their work early in the spring semester.

The 2022 Asian Studies Outstanding Student Award goes to Hannah Petersen. Hannah is an Asian Studies minor with a major in International Studies and is in the University Honors program. She has focused much of her work on the study of China and has a second minor in Chinese.

The 2022 Asian Studies Research Awards go to Sandhu Aladuwaka and Victoria Crane. Both of their submissions (“Romance in the Ramayana” by Aladuwaka and “The Story of Sita’s Banishment” by Crane) focused on analyses of tellings of the Ramayana that developed out of Tales from Asia (REL 322) with Prof. Steven Ramey in Fall 2021.

In addition to a cash award, we recognize each awardee on commemorative plaques in Presidents Hall.

Congratulations to all awardees!