Eight students, Professor Adams enter
foreign language honorary society
From left: Nicole Hammond, Katy Hobson; Back: Nick Simons, Andrew
Leavens, Tim Polakowski. Not pictured: Holli Smead, Emily Hallgreen, Sam
(May 2007) Manchester
College’s Nu Gamma chapter has inducted eight students
and honorary initiate Professor James R.C. Adams into Alpha Mu Gamma
national foreign language honor society.
national collegiate language honor society for undergraduates, Alpha Mu
Gamma recognizes exemplary performance in language and the overall
academic achievement, encouraging interest in foreign languages,
literatures, cultures and civilizations.
initiates included May graduates Samuel A. Cox, history and
German major from Kokomo, Ind.; Andrew L. Leavens, Spanish major
from Milroy, Ind.; Nickolas S. Simons, Spanish major from
Bristol, Ind.; and Holli K. Smead, an interdisciplinary major
from Harlan, Ind.
Emily A. Hallgreen, junior peace studies major from Fennville, Mich.;
Nicole R. Hammond sophomore biology-chemistry major from
Mishawaka, Ind.; Katy S. Hobson, sophomore elementary education
major from Brownsburg, Ind.; Timothy R. Polakowski, junior social
work major from Rockton, Ill.
inductee is Professor James R.C. Adams, chair of the Department of Art.
The 2002 U.S. Professor of the Year, Adams has taught English, Spanish
and art during his 50 years on the Manchester College faculty. He reads
eight languages and has led student study excursions to Spain, Italy,
Guatemala, northern Africa, Peru and other countries.
The April 29
ceremony was led by the modern languages faculty, Drs. Lynne Margolies
(Spanish), Janina Traxler (French) and Ingrid Rogers (Spanish, German).
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