Benjamin Krause, a Spanish major in the Class of 2003, received the Xavier Magis Award at the undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 12, 2012. The university news release describes the award and Ben's accomplishments:
"Alumnus Benjamin Krause is this year recipient of Xavier’s Magis Award, which recognizes a Xavier alum who embodies Jesuit morals and ethical values. Since Krause graduated in 2003, he has dedicated himself to international humanitarian service, most recently serving as country director for actor Sean Penn’s post-earthquake refugee assistance organization in Haiti. Prior service work included time in Africa and, as an undergraduate student at Xavier, trips to Central America. His dedication and work ethic earned him the Francis J. Finn, S.J., Award his senior year at Xavier."
The faculty members of the Department of Modern Languages congratulate Ben, and all of our alumni, for their fine work in the world. We know that the accomplishments of our graduates consistenly confirm the value of language studies.