Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History
Laminan Prize in Romance Languages, 1963
The Laminan Prize in Romance Languages, established in 1963 by Toivo and Margaret C. Laminan is awarded each year to an undergraduate for distinguished work in the Department of Romance Languages.
Toivo Laminan, A1931, G1934, was born to a poor Finnish family and grew up a ward of the state at the Perkins School for the Blind. While at Tufts he navigated the campus by counting paces and in later years shared his interest in literature and music with Tufts students.
Source: BTU[Arts and Sciences/Engineering]; 100H