HispaCasts: Episode 7, Esther Ferguson (Philanthropist and Founder of CofC’s Program in Trujillo)

Click the link below to hear the 7th episode of HispaCasts created in collaboration with Dr. Mike Overholt from the Teaching and Learning Team.

Dr. Del Mastro with Esther Ferguson

Episode 7 – Esther Ferguson – June 18, 2019

Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Chair of Hispanic Studies, interviews Esther Ferguson, philanthropist, community leader and founder of the College of Charleston’s program in Trujillo, to share Esther’s story behind her and her late husband James Ferguson’s donation of their historic properties in Trujillo, Spain to the College of Charleston in 1996.

Department of Hispanic Studies Boasts Salient Achievements for AY 2018-19

Department of Hispanic Studies
Academic Year 2018-19

Salient Achievements

23% increase in declared Spanish majors
4% increase in declared Spanish minors
15% increase in declared Business Language Spanish minors
120% increase in declared Portuguese & Brazilian Studies minors

Launch of HispaCasts podcast series (6 episodes to date)
New Hispanic Studies Trujillo Scholarship (founded by HISP Advisory Board)
4 Speakers for our HISP Career Seminar Series

9 Featured Students in our Student Focus Series
3 Spanish majors and 1 Spanish minor receive Fulbright Awards
First graduates of our Portuguese & Brazilian Studies Program: George Gabriel and James Riggs
Return/reinstatement of the Casa Hispana/Spanish Language House

10 Featured Faculty in our Faculty Focus Series
Dr. Raúl Carrillo Arciniega inducted into the international Order of José Martí
Professors Devon Hanahan and Lauren Hetrovicz receive college-wide Distinguished Faculty Awards
Dr. Owens receives Dean’s Excellence Award for Faculty Research

This in addition to an astounding array of faculty presentations and publications,
other student achievements and departmental programming as found at our department’s News Blog
and elaborated in our upcoming spring 2019 newsletter: HispaNews (stay tuned!)

11th Annual LCWA World Cultures Fair!

The LCWA World Cultures Fair was a huge success this year! Check out some photos below and TONS more on the Facebook Page!

The Long Afterlife of Brown V Board

Panel Explores 65th Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education Ruling.

To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the hallmark Brown v. Board decision and decade of subsequient court battles and protests, Dr. Millicent Brown and Caroll Y. Turpin will share their experiences as children who desegregated South Carolina’s public schools in the 1960’s.

Check out the article that was in The College Today!

 

 

GoFundMe Campaign for Jamaica Study Abroad

Please support the African American Studies study abroad program to Jamaica this summer!  We are trying to make sure that all 11 accepted students will have the money that they need to go.  They are all applying for financial aid and scholarships.  In addition, we have partnered with the College of Charleston Foundation to organize a GoFundMe campaign for them.  They are already using it to raise money from their family and friends, but they could certainly use some additional help sharing the link for their GoFundMe campaign.  Please share this link with all of your networks, and ask them to support our students!

https://www.gofundme.com/the-college-of-charleston-goes-to-jamaica?sharetype=teams&member=1189168&rcid=r01-155206195823-15389a288f5c425f&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w