French Success Stories

  • Devon Campbell and Samantha Gibson are enjoying their year-long study abroad (2018-2019) at our partner university in South France, Université du Sud Toulon-Var.
  • French teacher licensure candidate Curtis Justis ‘14 won an Ohio Foreign Language Association scholarship for support for study abroad in the amount of $1,000. He used it in fall 2012 to study at the Université du Sud Toulon-Var in France. Curtis has also held an internship in the World Language department in which he assisted with French and ESL classes. In addition, Curtis won a scholarship to attend the Ohio Foreign Language Association Conference. As a French licensure candidate, Curtis attended conference sessions on topics related to his teaching interests.
  • John Jeffers ’13, a French major and Spanish minor, attended the symposium Identity, History, Legacy: Free People of Color in Louisiana, held in New Orleans in February, 2011. In 2012 he pursued his research interest in the French language in North America by conducting an independent research study on the Acadian diaspora. John also plays varsity soccer and is the drummer for a local jazz and rock band. He plans to study for a semester at the Université du Sud Toulon-Var.
  • Lauren Landuyt '13 studied at the Université du Sud Toulon-Var in Toulon, France in spring, 2011. Lauren was an Early Childhood Education major minoring in French. She served as manager of the French House for the 2012-13 school year and President of the French Club. She also a member of Phi Sigma Iota foreign language honorary chapter.
  • Hannah Lewis ’12, Katie McCarrell ’12, Claire Landuyt and Megan Wilson ’12 studied at USTV in Spring, 2011. Lewis majored in French and English with a Spanish minor; McCarrell in Computer Science and French, and Wilson in Psychology and French. Each took intensive French language and culture courses in France, as well as electives of their choice.
  • Emily Preston ’12, a French and International Affairs major, participated in Muskingum’s Washington Semester program. She was a French House resident for two and a half years. She held offices in the French Club (Treasurer) and Phi Sigma Iota (Vice-President), a regular columnist for The Black & Magenta, and a varsity soccer player. Emily studied at l’Université du Sud Toulon-Var in France for a semester and traveled to Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus during her Washington Semester program on international conflict resolution.
  • Tanner MacLaine ’12 attended the 2nd Annual Ohio Global Summit, which covered topics on global trade opportunities, regulations and logistics, as well as keys to successful strategies for foreign direct investment attraction. The program was sponsored by the Ohio Department of Development's Global Markets Division. He met diplomats from India, China, and Brazil as well as international business leaders.
  • Allison Maykuth ’11, won a prestigious Phi Sigma Iota award and was been awarded the Dr. Henry Ward Church Scholarship in the sum of $2,500 (the highest stipend a Muskingum language major has ever received for winning a national PSI award). Allison majored in French and Spanish at Muskingum, studying in France and Mexico. She was recognized for “Distinction in the Major Capstone” for her Senior Seminar in Spanish, was a recipient of a Fourth-Year award (recognizing students in the top 5% of their class all four years at Muskingum), and was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, the National Academic Honor Society. She served as President of Muskingum's Phi Sigma Iota chapter, and wrote for The Black & Magenta. Allison is completing a Master's degree in International Affairs with a specialization in Intelligence and Security.
  • Chelsea Ferguson ’09 has worked with a global humanitarian aid organization since graduating and traveled to several French-speaking countries. Among the many projects in which she was involved around the world, she served as a translator for her trips to Senegal, Guinea, and France. She also did set-up work (phone calls, translating e-mails, etc.) for trips to Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Benin, and Gabon. At Muskingum, Chelsea majored in Education and minored in French. She studied at the Université du Sud Toulon Var in France.
  • Caitlin (Lewis) Dawson ’05 is enrolled in the Professional French Masters Program at U. of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently interning at HEC (Hautes études commerciales) Montréal in the international student services office. Caity worked in the International Studies office at Muskingum as a student, lived in the French House, and studied at the Universite du Sud Toulon-Var. Upon graduation, she taught English in France for a year and then worked for a luxury wine importer in Washington DC before returning to graduate school to pursue a career in international education.
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