Courtney Beale

Lois Roth Award, 2013

Courtney Beale (FSO Co-WInner 2013)In recognition of how, in the face of budget cuts and security threats in northeastern Mexico, Beale used grace, energy and ingenuity in nurturing an imaginative program that deepened U.S. ties to local communities and upheld a positive image of the consulate as a community participant.

Julia Fendrick

Lois Roth Award, 2013

In recognition of her work as the longest serving public diplomacy officer in Pakistan in over ten years. In particular, Fendrick showed courage and commitment in carrying out programs, in the utility of her proposals, and in her leadership of staff, originality and energy, decisiveness, and positive outlook and can‐do attitude.

George Beukes

Gill Jacot-Guillarmod Award, 2013George Beukes - Gill Award 2013 (1)

In recognition of his work in Windhoek, Namibia, where he developed programs to destigmatize HIV/AIDS, reduce discrimination against disabled youth, build gender equality, and roll back pervasive anti‐Americanism. Beukes has had a positive, long-term impact on how the U.S. Embassy approaches cultural and educational programming in Namibia.

Maya Meredova

Gill Jacot-Guillarmod Award, Honorable Mention, 2013Maya-Cropped

A Cultural Specialist at the Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Meredova uses cultural and educational programs to inspire people to reach higher levels of dedication to mutual understanding and service. She also heads of a committee liaising between Embassy leadership and local staff – similar to the kind of professional advocacy work that Lois Roth did on behalf of fellow employees.

Julia Walters

Julia Walters receives the Ilchman-Richardfson Award from Assistant Secretary Ann Stock and Chair Dick Arndt.

Ilchman-Richardson Award, 2013

In recognition of her work as a Senior Program Officer in the Office of English Language Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. In particular, Walters won the award for invigorating and modernizing English language programs by recruiting and supporting top English Language Fellows and English Teaching Assistants who serve abroad, and for her cultural sensitivity, integrity and generosity. Walters died soon after receiving this award; in her memory, the Roth Endowment contributed her prize to her daughter’s education fund. (Julia Walters Obituary)

Nicholas Richard

Prix Coindreau, 2013

N_RICHARD_M_CHENETIER_2013-e1384192245820(pp_w259_h202)For his groundbreaking translation of Russell Hoban’s Riddley Walker, which he entitled Enig marcheur. Hoban, who died in December 2011, was known for the spectrum of genres in which he wrote, including a very popular children’s series. Riddley Walker, his award‐winning 1980 science fiction novel, presents a particular challenge to the translator, as its first‐person narration is conducted in a language Hoban created. Nicolas Richard has translated work by a range of American authors, including Philip K. Dick, Hunter S. Thompson, Richard Brautigan and Thomas Pynchon.

Anna Oreshkova

Dyankov Prize, 2013

For her translation of Cheat and Charmer, by Pulitzer Prize laureate Elizabeth Frank.

Lubomir Nikolov

Dyankov Prize, Second Place, 2013

For his translation of The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes.

Christa Vogelius

Danish Project Support, 2013

Project on the Danish‐American literary press and transnational identity, beginning when Americans “discovered” Scandinavia through international travel at the end of the 19th‐century. Her Roth Endowment award will help Vogelius complete her research for scholarly articles and a book on the relations between the Danish literary press and American publishers.

Kerry Greaves

Danish Project Support, 2013

Kerry-Greaves-in-the-archive-of-the-Museum-Jorn-1024x682Project on the group of avant‐garde Danish artists that coalesced around the journal Helhesten during the years of Nazi occupation and WWII. Greaves’ work debunks the theory that World War II sundered postwar European culture from pre‐war avant‐garde art movements. Her Roth Endowment award will help her undertake archival research required complete her dissertation, which will be the first major study of Helhesten and the first in‐depth analysis on Danish art of the 1930s and 1940s in more than forty years.