December 2020’s HISP Student Focus is Ms. Nicole Rogers (’21)
After starting off as a minor in Spanish, Nicole eventually decided to extend her studies by declaring a SPAN major…and a minor in Linguistics to boot!
Of course, as is the case with all Hispanic Studies majors and minors, Nicole has a wide range of interests. As such, she has chosen to combine her Spanish studies with those in another field—Psychology—in which she is similarly pursuing a major. In each of these areas (not to mention others) Ms. Rogers has had considerable success, something evinced by her being named to the prestigious President’s List during the spring 2020 semester.
Outside of the Spanish classroom, Nicole has involved herself in such endeavors as peer mentoring students through the College’s innovative Adelante program –as well as through Eye to Eye, a national organization dedicated to helping students with learning differences thrive in the academic context–in addition to playing on CofC’s Ultimate Frisbee team, which, she says, has a lot of Spanish majors among its ranks (who knew!).
For all these reasons, and many more, Hispanic Studies is proud to close out 2020 on a high note by featuring Ms. Nicole Rogers as its Student Focus for December.
In her own words…
“My Spanish classes have probably been the highlight of my four years at CofC. I love the language, and the professors’ passion for their subject makes them teach everything so well, which has made me love the language even more […] Their excitement is infectious. Every day I learn something new within the classroom or during office hours [where they demonstrate their] talent/ability/superpower to make more complex and abstract concepts accessible. I will always remember my professor from this semester who gets so excited about course content that she sparks enthusiasm in her students, a trait that I’ve really appreciated during this semester of online classes.”