Recipient of the 9th Annual Mario Vargas Llosa Award


Melanie Gamboa, Mario Vargas Llosa 2019

Melanie Gamboa,
Winner of the 2019 Mario Vargas Llosa Award

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) are pleased to announce that Melanie Gamboa of the University of the South is the recipient of the 9th annual Mario Vargas Llosa Award, granted yearly to one undergraduate Spanish major or minor who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in all upper-division courses completed and exemplary involvement in extra-curricular activities as related to Spanish. Ms. Gamboa will be recognized formally at the 101st Annual Conference of the AATSP in San Diego, CA, during the AATSP’s Celebration Dinner at the Town & Country Hotel at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Congratulations to Melanie for this exceptional honor.