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Middle Eastern & North African Studies Program

Edward Said Award

The Edward Said Award is given to the senior who has done the most to advance his or her academic knowledge and cultural understanding of the Middle East and North Africa.

Previous Award Winners

Katharina Hesse


Raul Tavarez Ramirez


Kate Knight


Armando Jose Santin Herrera

Armando Jose Santin Herrera


Armando came to the U.S. in 2006 as a political refugee from Venezuela. He graduated from Rollins with degrees in economics and international relations and a MENA minor. During his senior year at Rollins, Armando travelled to Jordan through the SIT study abroad program. After graduation, he intends to serve in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer, hoping to further his education in international affairs and MENA.

Sean Harrell


Sean worked as a cryptological language analyst (Persian) in the U.S. Air Force before starting Rollins College. He graduated with a major in international relations and a minor in MENA.