Congratulations to Modern Languages Majors & Minors
Post grad plans confirm value of language programs
The Xavier University Department of Modern Languages congratulates the French, German, and Spanish majors and minors in the Class of 2010. This diverse group of outstanding students has left campus to pursue a fascinating range of occupations. We wish them well, proudly highlighting their accomplishments as the best possible testimony to the value of languages in combination with virtually any other course of study.
We will update the list as additional graduates report their plans.
Brittany Adkins (Spanish) will enter the Indiana University School of Law.
Alex Ampleman (German) is interviewing with Berlitz and hopes to work in Germany.
Alyse Barker (Spanish) has been accepted into the Language & Culture Assistants program of the Spanish Ministry of Education, and will work at an elementary or secondary school in Spain.
Ryan Braun (French) has accepted a staff position in the office of Cincinnati City Council member Jeff Berding.
Madeline Broerman (French) will teach English in the Academie de Lille for the 2010-2011 academic year through the Teaching Assistant Program in France (sponsored by the French Ministry of Education).
Lundon Brown (Spanish) will continue work at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center as she completes final courses in the Xavier School of Nurshing.
Brigid Callanan (Spanish) will enter the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Brian Carlson (German) will pursue a doctoral degree in biological sciences at the University of Cincinnati.
Alejandro Carrasco (Spanish) has accepted a position with State Farm Insurance. After training, he will work in the Newark, OH regional office as a Fire Claims Representative.
Christopher Eagan (Spanish) will pursue a Master of Education degree at Xavier University.
Kelsey Evans (Spanish) will pursue a Master of Education degree at John Carroll University.
Kate Franchini (Modern Language & International Economics) has accepted an internship in the City of Cincinnati Office of Contract Appliance. She will analyze and research local business for openings Downtown and at The Banks development.
Anne Genalo (French) will complete her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy at Xavier University.
Justin Grana (Spanish) will begin PhD studies in Economics at the American University in Washington, DC.
Tyler Gray (Spanish) will enter the doctoral program in Molecular Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.
Katie Gotron (Spanish) has accepted a position as a Custom Analyst with The Nielsen Company in Chicago.
Mark Harbin (Spanish) has been accepted into the Language & Culture Assistants program of the Spanish Ministry of Education, and will work at an elementary or secondary school in Spain.
Jillian Hensley (Spanish) will teach English at the EMAX Learning Institute in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Stephanie Ibemere (Spanish) is undergoing background checks in anticipation of working as a Forensic Specialist in the US Drug Enforcement Administration.
Victoria Jiménez (Spanish) will work in the Goldberg Kohn law firm in Chicago.
Michael Patrick Jonagan (Spanish) has been accepted in Teach for America, and is awaiting assignment to a school in Alabama.
David Kelly (Spanish) will enter the Xavier University Doctor of Psychology program.
Maura Kissberth (Spanish) is going to teach Social Studies at Day-Star, a bilingual school in Juticalpa, Honduras.
Danielle Meiners (French) will pursue a Masters degree in Historical Preservation at the University of Vermont.
Claire Nielsen (Spanish) has accepted a position as an auditor in the Cincinnati office of Deloitte & Touche.
Jorge Rostro (Spanish) will tour Colombia with the Black Satin Quintet, a jazz group of Xavier students. In the fall, he will accompany trumpet soloist Patrick Jennings (another Xavier graduate) on an East coast performance tour.
Katie Rough (Spanish) has been accepted into the Language & Culture Assistants program of the Spanish Ministry of Education, and will work at an elementary or secondary school in the Madrid region of Spain.
Patrick Russell (Spanish) is working as an Account Sales Executive for Total Quality Logistics.
Tommy Sauter (Spanish) will attend the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law.
Jacki Sprinkle (Spanish) has accepted a community organizing staff position with We Farm America, an urban agriculture organization in Chicago, where she will work with neighborhoods to establish community gardens. She also is a certified yoga instructor.
Michelle Theret (Spanish) will attend the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Colleen Tracey (Spanish) is awaiting assignment for an Americorps position with a school tutoring program in San Francisco.
Danielle VeZolles (French) will continue a public relations/marketing internship with Gold Star Chilli, Inc. She will celebrate her graduation with a family vacation in France this summer.
Sarah Virkler (German) will pursue a Masters degree in International Economics Management at the Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel in Belgium.
Sarah Voveris (French) will complete the Masters program in Occupational Therapy at Xavier.
Valerie Williams (Spanish) will enter the doctoral program in Philosophy at Boston University.
Jennifer Zebouni (Spanish) will pursue a Master of Education degree at Xavier University.