Hispanic Studies, Student Focus for December 2019: Mr. Bryson Cook

By | December 1, 2019

Mr. Bryson Cook (Class of 2022) is Hispanic Studies’ Student Focus for December 2019.

Pursuing an impressive triple major course of study in Public Health (B.S.), Exercise Science (B.S.) and Spanish [with a focus in Linguistics] (B.A.), as well as a minor in Medical Humanities, Mr. Cook still finds time to lead an active life outside of the classroom.

His many activities and endeavors include playing for the College of Charleston’s Rugby Club, serving as a Facilitator for the Cougar Excursion Camp, and participating as a member of such organizations as Omicron Delta Kappa, CofC’s Honor Society Chapter.

One last distinction which merits mention is Bryson’s being awarded the inaugural Hispanic Studies’ Trujillo Scholarship for study in Spain during the spring semester of 2020.

For all of the above, and for much more, Hispanic Studies is proud to feature Mr. Bryson Cook as its Student Focus for December 2019.

In his own words:

I am grateful for the faculty in the Hispanic Studies department; their dedication and passion are unparalleled. Each professor has been extremely encouraging. I have immensely enjoyed the lecture and conversation courses in learning how to effectively communicate in Spanish. The Global Scholars, Hispanic Studies Career Seminar Series lecture events and HispaCasts are informative and fascinating. Also, I’ve found the Tertulia monthly meetings to be a great way to make new friends, while utilizing and continuing to learn the Spanish language. Additionally, I am honored and appreciative to the Hispanic Studies Advisory Board for the inaugural Trujillo, Spain Study Abroad Scholarship. With great enthusiasm, I am embarking on my first study abroad for Spring 2020 to continue learning the language, culture, and history in an immersed atmosphere that will undoubtedly be an invaluable experience.

Upon my return, I look forward to applying for both the Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society and the student peer teacher for Spanish conversation courses. Also, engaging in a Spanish Service-Learning course and volunteering as a translator for the MUSC CARES Clinic.

After I graduate, my professional career choice is in the health field. My core passion is aiding individuals to have a more fulfilled life. The perpetual pursuit of the Spanish language will allow me to better achieve that.

“Only A Life Lived For Others Is a Life Worthwhile” – Albert Einstein

 Thank you,

Bryson Cook

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