The faculty members of the Department of Modern Languages congratulate all Class of 2011 graduates. In particular, we wish to highlight the great success of majors and minors in French, German, and Spanish. Our graduates combine language study with a wide variety of additional programs, and they find that the skills cultivated in our courses--as well as in the broadly-based Liberal Arts curriculum of Xavier University--attract great interest in the world of work and graduate study.
Following are post-grad plans of majors and minors in French, German, and Spanish who have shared their next steps with the department. The list is incomplete, and it will be updated as additional students solidify their plans.
Joshua Arthur has been accepted into Teach for America and will move to Phoenix, AZ to work in a local school.
Kyle Benzinger has received a Xavier University Brueggeman Fellowship and will study economic development programs in Thailand.
William Berger will begin work as Purchaser with the Vehicle Production & Manufacturing Division of Toyota North America in Erlanger, KY.
Suzanne Buzek will begin work as a Marketing Trainee with Cintas Corporation in Cincinnati.
Erin Capitena will begin studies in the University of Cincinnati Medical School.
Jonathan Chapman has received commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army and will enter the Field Artillery branch, in which he will serve until joining Military Intelligence.
Robert Chik will begin work as a Client Sales Representative with Paycor in Cincinnati.
Emily Dougherty will begin a Masters program in Public Health at University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Laura Elzey will finish her second major in the Xavier University School of Nursing.
Alyssa Gallas will enter the Ph.D. program in Molecular and Developmental Biology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and the University of Cincinnati.
Megan Jacobs will enter the Xavier University Momentum MBA program.
Kelsey Kinnard will begin work as a Financial Analyst with Cardinal Health in Columbus, OH.
Alexandra Kotch will begin work as a Project Manager with the Epic Software Corporation in Madison, WI.
Michael Leclerc has been accepted into the Spanish Ministry of Education Language Assistant Program and will work in a public secondary school in Valladolid, Spain during the 2011-12 academic year.
Claire O’Conner will begin a Masters degree program in Social Administration at the University of Chicago.
Mary Renda will move to the St. Joseph Workers House in Minneapolis, working as a Family Advocate in the Casa de Esperanza women’s shelter.
Brittany Thomas has been accepted into the Spanish Ministry of Education Language Assistant Program and will work in a public secondary school in Madrid during the 2011-12 academic year.
Shannon Voors has accepted a position an Executive Team Leader with Target.
Josephine Watson will work as an Environmental Education Intern at Hidden Villa, an organic farm and wilderness preserve in San Francisco.