HISP Student Focus, December 2021: Mr. Jerry Windhorn (’23)
Hispanic Studies is proud to feature Mr. Jerry Windhorn (Class of 2023) as its Student Focus for December 2021.
A recent transfer to the College of Charleston who is pursuing a B.A. in Spanish along with a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Jerry has wasted no time in taking advantage of the full range of opportunities that HISP and LCWA have to offer.
Among his many activities during the fall 2021 semester (his very first at the College of Charleston) Mr. Windhorn has become a member of the Spanish Club, the Hispanic Latino Club and the French Club. In addition, he applied and was accepted into the Trujillo, Spain Study Abroad Program, which is slated to run during the spring 2022 semester.
Of course, while HISP faculty and students will miss Jerry during his time spent abroad, consolation can be found in the knowledge that he will doubtlessly spend his time in Trujillo well and serve as a wonderful ambassador for the institution.
In his own words…
“Hispanic Studies at the College is an enigmatic experience. For myself, it began with a great deal of correspondence over the summer, planning out my semester and making sure I was going to put my best foot forward in the fall. From very early on, I was able to see for myself how the Department worked as a team and all I knew was that I wanted to be a part of it. I have learned so much in such a short semester and in a myriad of ways. I am met with a mutual fascination for the Spanish language daily by individuals such as Prof. Devon Hanahan. Moreover, professors such as Dr. Christina García and Prof. Claudia Moran have dedicated many ‘debates’ and lectures to understanding Latin America and the unique perspectives that make my multi-disciplinary learning so vibrant, exhilarating and of course, academically challenging. Studying in the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs—and specifically in the Department of Hispanic Studies—has been my goal from the outset, and with opportunities such as tutoring for the Center for Student Learning, studying abroad in Trujillo, Spain, in the Spring, and living in La Casa Hispana in the fall, I am in no short supply of room to grow and partners with which I can accomplish much by the way of speaking Spanish and supporting the communities around me.”