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Successful Graduates

Eric Holsopple
Sara Kerkhoff '03
was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Morocco.

This page celebrates the accomplishments of Manchester alumni who had
majors or minors in the Modern Languages Department. The Modern Languages Department invites all alumni to share their accomplishments with us.

Rosetta Burkholder '04 earned a double-major in sociology and finance and minored in German. She received a Fulbright scholarship to study sociology at
the University of Mannheim, Germany, with an emphasis on the German social structure. After graduation, she is establishing her long-term home in Columbus, Ohio, where she will live in the ghetto and serve as a personal financial planner and job trainer for the underprivileged.

Hannah Ditmars '04 was a double-major in French and sociology. She received
a Fulbright scholarship to teach English in South Korea. Her long-term plans include studying international sign language and the deaf culture.

Rachel Paske '04 majored in sociology and minored in German. She was chosen by the Fulbright Commission to serve as a U.S. English teaching assistant in Austria in 2004-05 at a secondary school outside of Vienna. After her year in Austria, she plans to return to the United States to attend graduate school to future her studies of sociology.

Beth Allen '03 majored in German and history. She received a Fulbright-administered Pädagogischer Austauschdienst teaching assistantship at the Theodor-Heuss-Schule in Marburg, Germany.

Wade Jagger '03 majored in Spanish. He is a Spanish teacher at Wawassee High School, in Syracuse, Ind.

Sara Kerkhoff '03 majored in French and English. She received a Fulbright scholarship to research feminist literature in Fez, Morocco.

Margo Miller '03 earned a bachelor's degree in Spanish, and is volunteering with Brethren Volunteer Service at Bridgeway, in Lakewood, Colo.

Janet Wasson '03 minored in French, won a Fulbright-related scholarship, and took a French government teaching assistantship in France in 2003-04.

Claudy Chiron '02 graduated with a Spanish major and worked with BCA Study Abroad in Elizabethtown, Pa. She has since left BCA and is currently in Central America.

Steve Birkebile '99 majored in German and physics. He received a Fulbright scholarship for research and teaching in Austria. He continued graduate work at the University of Graz, Austria, focusing on surface physics. He is currently field testing machines in Berlin and Trier.

Brooke Stokley '97 majored in French and English, won a Fulbright scholarship and undertook a French government teaching assistantship in Amiens, France, during the 1997-98 school year.

Leslie Haygood '96 graduated with French and English majors. He earned an honors diploma and pursued his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Stephen J. Stose '96 had a triple-major in German, philosophy, and psychology before spending a year studying linguistics at the University of Salzburg, Austria on a Fulbright Fellowship. He is finishing a Ph.D. at the University of Virginia in the cultural psychology of reasoning. His interests in living abroad have taken him to China and Germany each for a year, and he is currently at the UNED in Madrid, Spain doing work in psychology and learning Spanish.

Jed Schrock '95 majored in German. After finishing a year-long internship in the Manchester University Peace Studies Office, he received a Fulbright Teacher's Assistantship in Ilmenau, Germany. In 2003, while working at DePaul University in Chicago as an ESL instructor, he completed a master's degree in linguistics with a concentration in semantics at Northeastern Illinois University. Jedd is currently doing fine carpentry for the wine growers of Yamhill County, Ore.

Stephen Harp '86 graduated with a double major in French and history. He is a professor of history and chair of the Department of History at the University of Akron in Ohio. He has written two books, articles, book chapters, an encyclopedia essay, and co-edited a textbook. He uses French to research the history of France and its influences in the world.

Thomas A Klingler '83 was a French major. He is an associate professor in the Department of French and Italian and teaches French linguistics at Tulane University in New Orleans. He is also the director of overseas studies at Tulane University. He uses French to research Creole linguistics and the French language in Louisiana.

Mary Lahman '83 majored in French and communication studies. She is an associate professor of communication studies at Manchester University. She has published Teaching Ideas for the Basic Communication Course and Communication Teacher. French gives her the ability to travel to France and teach students about successful communication abroad.

Steve Naragon '80 majored in German, then participated in Manchester University’s exchange program with Marburg, and after graduation went on to earn a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He now chairs the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Manchester University. He continues to use German in his research on 18th century philosopher Immanuel Kant, recently publishing a book with Cambridge University Press.

Kendall Rogers '72 majored in German and history at Manchester University before going on to graduate study at Oxford and Harvard. His Ph.D. thesis for Harvard was on 19th century German social democratic thought. He uses German for both research and teaching, as a professor of religion and philosophy at Manchester University and a frequent guest professor at Marburg University, Germany.

Stephen Harroff '64 majored in German at Manchester University and went on to become a professor of German studies at Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne (Ind.). He has published a variety of articles on Old Order Amish culture and a book, The Amish School in Indiana. His other research focus is curriculum design and applied pedagogy in second language acquisition. He has served on the board of the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association and has been the software and video review editor of Die Unterrichtspraxis, a pedagogical journal for German teachers.


 
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