August 7, 2018 at 12:55 pm

Linguistics Congratulates its Graduates of 2018

Group shot of 2018 MA in Applied Linguistics graduate students

2018 MA in Applied Linguistics graduate students

The Linguistics Department recognizes its 2018 graduates for their hard work. Many students are continuing on to a master’s or Ph.D. program, many plan to work or teach abroad, one will join the Army Officer Candidate Sschool to be a military linguist, at least one has joined the Peace Corps, and one earned a Fulbright.

Thirteen Linguistics M.A. students graduated. Congratulations and best of luck to Torri Raines, Asri Nurulqodri, Cheyenne Sears, Sudiman, Talal Alharbi, Olga Sormaz, Khalid Alharbi, Michelle LaRue, Lisa Weyand, Naomi Otsuji, Paula Schafer, Qiuqu Qin, and Salome Aluso.

This spring, 12 undergraduate Linguistics majors graduated. Best wishes to Peter Andrews, Hannah Goodwin, Tristan O’Malley, Bridget O’Neill, Laura Gilbert, Isaiah O’Bryon, Rob Schroeder, Razan Al-Nesef, Jessica Scott, Sierra Sribanditmongkol, Emiley Adams, and John Mettler.

This year’s award winners were:

  • Salome Aluso:  The Dean’s Outstanding TA Award
  • Olga Sormaz:  CAS Dean’s Outstanding TA Award
  • Khalid Alharbi and Talal Alharbi:  The Linguistics Department James and Miriam Coady Phonetics and Phonology Award

Linguistics also offers a TEFL Certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), and would like to congratulate the students who earned it. These students now have their ticket to teach English abroad, and the department looks forward to hearing about their experiences.

The department also offers foreign language instruction in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Swahili, with a minor in Japanese. In Arabic, 42 students completed their first or second years, with several who plan to continue this fall. We would also like to recognize students who have students who completed Chinese language training. The following students completed their third year Chinese certificate: Emma Haney, Margaret Kuhns, Cameron Mauzy, Andrew Wilkison, and Meriah Woolery. Congratulations to the following students for completing their fourth year of Chinese: Oladunni Ajayi, Henry Bauer, Melody Diaz, Cameron Fields, Kelsey Gerard, Hunter Stanley, Hannah Yinger, Robert Schroeder. One student completed the minor in Japanese this year.  Currently, 15 others are working toward their minor, so we expect many more completions in the next two years. Finally, we are proud to say that 39 students completed their first or second year of Swahili.

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