Mrs. Angelika Howard received her master’s in Spanish in 1965. Her experience at the University of Wichita left a lasting impression that she carried with her the rest of her life. Dr. Eugene Saviano was one of the biggest reasons. In 1984, Mrs. Howard and her husband established a fellowship to honor him. Mr. Robert Howard, said, The reason for these gifts is to honor Dr. Saviano, whom we regard as a superior exemplar of the art of teaching.
Sadly, just five years later, Mrs. Howard died of lung cancer. It was then Mr. Howard s intent to honor his wife with this fellowship. Dr. Saviano said, Those of us who were in the department have very fond memories of Angelika and remember her outstanding scholastic ability, her love for foreign languages and cultures, and her friendly and engaging manner in her relationships with us.
The Angelika R. Howard Memorial Fellowship for Conversational Languages is for study in summer programs in Puebla, Strasbourg or Spain and is awarded to a public or parochial school teacher of French, German or Spanish. The fellowship is awarded only to teachers who need to improve their conversational skills.