Halsema Awarded 2003 Rick Angulo World Experience Award
|Rachel A. Halsema ’06 (left) is congratulated by Jennifer R. Tishler, Faculty Director of the Russia LSA+. August 8, 2003
For her devoted study of Russian during the summer 2003 LSA+ to St. Petersburg
, as well as for her overall academic achievements at Dartmouth, Rachel A. Halsema ’06 was granted the Rick Angulo World Experience Award on August 8, 2003 during the Dartmouth closing ceremony at St. Petersburg University’s Center of Russian Language and Culture. Throughout her term in St. Petersburg, Rachel not only excelled in her Russian language classes, but also demonstrated a focused and sensitive curiosity about Russian culture and society. Rachel made it a habit to explore whole sections of the city on foot, setting her sights beyond Petersburg’s main avenue, Nevsky Prospect. Rachel wrote about her many encounters and observations in journal essays that reflect the spirit of openness and commitment of the Rick Angulo World Experience Award.
About the Award
Rick Angulo, Dartmouth class of 1977, was the president of his class and an avid fan of athletics, politics, and people. Rick spoke four languages; his professional accomplishments bridged many lands and benefited thousands of people. While an undergraduate at Dartmouth, Rick participated in the Department of Government’s Off-Campus program in Washington, D.C. After Rick’s premature death in 1988, his family, classmates, and friends established the Rick Angulo World Experience Award to honor his memory and to recognize a Dartmouth student whose intellectual openness, enthusiasm, and impressive academic performance embody the spirit of off-campus programs.