LCWA alumni spent five weeks working at the FIFA World Cup Russia!

Deniz Houston ’16 jumped at the opportunity to spend five weeks working at the FIFA World Cup Russia in Sochi this summer. This international studies major who double-minored in political science and Russian Studies at the College, got to be front and center at the games – and got to use her Russian language skills, as well.

The College Today did an article on her exciting time. Check it out here!

Check out what German program alumna Dona Totova Lacayo is up to now!

Dona Totova Lacayo ’05, the chief commercial and public affairs officer at the Port of Hueneme (wy-NEEM-ee) in California, minored in German along with her major in International Business at CofC. She is featured in this summer’s edition of CofC’s magazine discussing what she’s been up to since graduation!

Check out the article here:

Alumna Runs a Tight Ship

 

Inaugural Hispanic Studies Career Seminar Series, Spring 2018

Hispanic Studies Career Seminar Series
Spring 2018

 

“Highlighting the career advantages of language study and cultural proficiency” 

Thursday, February 22, 2018
4:00-5:00pm, Addlestone Library 227

“Language Studies: Critical Skills in Modern Industry”

Louis Richard Doelling
General Counsel, MDK Hospitality, LLC

A 2009 graduate of The Citadel where he earned his B.A. in Spanish, as an undergraduate Mr. Doelling studied abroad in Sucre, Bolivia and Valencia, Spain.  In 2008 he received The Citadel’s prestigious Star of the West Scholarship, which afforded him yet another study-abroad opportunity in Mérida, Venezuela where he examined Chávez-era literature, culture and politics. While at The Citadel, he served as the student body representative to the International Studies Committee, and as president of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. Mr. Doelling also earned a fellowship at the University of Colorado at Boulder  where he earned an M.A. in Spanish literature in 2011, and in 2015 he received his J.D. from the Washington and Lee School of Law.  In addition to his current role as an attorney, Mr. Doelling is the founding Chair of the College of Charleston’s Hispanic Studies Advisory Board.

Thursday, April 12, 2018
3:30-4:30pm, Addlestone Library 227 

“Manager Advantage: Understanding Hispanics in the Workplace”

 

Meredith Ritz Shay
Co-owner and Chief Operations Officer, InCord, Ltd.

A 2011 graduate of the College of Charleston where she double majored in International Business and Spanish, Mrs. Ritz Shay applied her degree-skills to progress from an entry-level position to her current role as Chief Operations Officer.  Currently she co-owns InCord, a manufacturing business that employs over 125 people, 40% of whom are Hispanic.  Recognizing that resolving issues in such an environment requires effective communication with employees in their native language, Mrs. Ritz Shay has managed to gain workers’ trust while fostering their professional growth.  With numerous vendors in South America and Spain, she has developed strong working relationships through her language and cultural competencies.  In addition to her position with InCord, she is a Board Member of the Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Association.

For questions about the Hispanic Studies Career Seminar Series, contact Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Chair of Hispanic Studies at delmastromp@cofc.edu

Jessica Latham, Spanish ’12, Receives 2018 SCFLTA Teacher of the Year Award

Jessica Latham, Spanish ’12, has been awarded the 2018 Teacher of the Year Award by the South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers’ Association.  Jessica graduated magna cum laude from the College of Charleston with a major in Spanish and minors in both Secondary Education and Russian Studies.  She was also a Fulbright Scholar at Moscow State University in the summer of 2014, and she earned her M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2016.  Currently, she is a faculty member of both Spanish and Russian languages at Lexington High School (Lexington, SC / Lexington School District One) where she teaches Spanish 1, 2, 3 and 3 honors, and Russian 1 honors, 2 honors, and 3 honors.  Beyond the classroom, she is Lexington High School’s Sponsor of the Russian Club and the SLAVA International Honors Society, among other distinguished professional activities.

College of Charleston Recognized for Classics

Porter’s Lodge, Gateway to the College of Charleston

In a recent review,  the website Best Value Schools ranked the College of Charleston on its list of the “30 Best Small Colleges for a Classical Education, noting the department’s range in majors/minors, degrees awarded, range of courses, research opportunities, and high-quality faculty. A press release from the College of Charleston provides additional information.

Congratulations to the faculty, students, alumni, and friends of the Department!

LCWA World Affairs Colloquium Series Spring 2017

On Thursday, April 13th at 4:30pm the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs will be hosting its 2nd World Affairs Colloquium Series.

Ambassador Cameron Munter, Chief Executive Officer and President of the EastWest Institute will be presenting “The New Diplomacy: In the Trump Era“.

Ambassador Munter has been a career diplomat, serving in some of the most conflict-ridden areas of the globe. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan from 2010-2012, while leading a 2,500- employee embassy. Previously he served as Ambassador to Serbia.
Ambassador Munter also served twice in Iraq, leading the first Provincial Reconstruction Team in Mosul and then overseeing U.S. civilian and military cooperation in planning the drawdown of U.S. troops. In Europe, he served in the Czech Republic and Poland, where he helped manage the American contribution to those countries’ integration into the global economy. He was a Director at the National Security Council at the White House, and had numerous other domestic assignments at the State Department in Washington. Before joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador Munter taught European history at the University of California Los Angeles. He also has been Professor of International Relations at Pomona College in Claremont, taught at Columbia University School of Law, was a Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and has two honorary doctoral degrees.

The event will be held on April 13, 2017 at 4:30pm in the
Alumni Center, School of Education, Health, and Human Performance, 86 Wentworth St.

This event is Free and Open to the Public.

 

 

Give To What You Love

Midnight on February 28, 2017 ended the Give To What You Love campaign. This was the first year that LCWA participated in this campaign. LCWA’s goal was to reach a total of 40 donors by the end of the campaign and not only did LCWA reach 40 they surpassed it!

LCWA had a total of 43 donors give to various funds and programs throughout the month of February. During this initiative faculty, staff, students, and alumni were encouraged to give to the fund that was meaningful to them. By investing in the College of Charleston, they were helping support the students and programs that made an impact on their lives.

LCWA would like thank everyone who gave during the Give To What You Love campaign and congratulate you for helping LCWA reach their 40 donors goal!