Thoughts and memories that some of our current and former students have sent to us.

It is now our pleasure to share a few thoughts and memories that some of our students have sent along to us, some from our current crop of excellent students, some students from years past. We hope you find them as compelling as we did!

We are pleased to announce that Jessenia Gonzalez’ abstract submission, “Joaquin Sorolla, the man who showed America the real Spain,” and Collin Savage’s abstract “Txakoli in the Basque Country,” were selected for presentation at the 30th Anniversary National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of North Carolina, Asheville in 2016.

We are also very happy to report that Collin Savage, who graduated last year, has been accepted into the prestigious Master’s in Translation Studies program at New York University, where he will begin next term. We wish him all the best in his continued studies in languages!

This year, two of Prof. Simon-Alegre’s students were selected to participate in the 31st edition of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, at the University of Memphis, on April 6 -9th. They are Giovanna Galante, with her project “Linguistic relativity hypothesis and the study of bilingualism,” and Pedro Izquierdo, with his project “The Failed Anti-corruption policies of Enrique Peña Nieto.”

From Ashley Vasquez, B.A. ’09, on the career opportunities that studying Spanish offered her: “I was a student in the General Studies Learning Community Program in 2009. As an undergraduate student at Adelphi, I was a Psychology major and a Spanish minor. I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology in May 2013 and then went on to graduate with Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling (also from Adelphi) in May 2015. Two months after graduating with a Masters Degree, I was able to obtain a job as a Bilingual Therapist at the New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center (Bushwick Child and Family Mental Health Center) located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. After working there for a year, I was offered a position as a counselor in the General Studies Learning Community Program, which is where I am now. My office is located in the Science Building, room 304. ¡Que siga adelante!”

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