Clare Boerigter (’14) is the winner of the Helena Percas de Ponseti Senior Award for the Academic Year 2013-2014. This award recognizes the quality of Clare’s academic record as well as her commitment to the Department's program.
In the forty years Professor Helena Percas de Ponseti taught in the Department of Spanish, she earned national and international recognition as an outstanding teacher and scholar. The first book she published represents one of the first major examinations of Latin American women poets. Professor Ponseti’s subsequent books and articles on Cervantes enhanced her scholarly reputation. Not surprisingly, after retiring from active teaching Professor Ponseti continued to lecture and publish on Cervantes and his art. Generations of Grinnell students benefited from the mutual enrichment of her research and teaching
Clare Boerigter, 2014 Helena Percas de Ponseti Senior Award Recipient, with Spanish Chair, Yvette Aparicio (both pictured above)