Hispanic Studies’ Student Focus for February 2022 is Ms. Ellie Manucy (’22).
A double major in Communications and Spanish, Ellie is another great example of the sort of talented, multi-faceted, globally-minded student that Hispanic Studies attracts.
Besides her many activities in HISP, through which she has distinguished herself and impressed more than one faculty member, Ms. Manucy has volunteered her time as a CofC Transfer Mentor—working with prospective transfer students thinking of attending the College—and completed an internship with marketing and promotional product agency.
And what, you might ask, is Ms. Manucy up to during this final semester of her undergraduate studies? Quite a bit, it turns out, as she is currently studying abroad in Italy, where she is working on the completion of her Communications Capstone–a comparative ethnographical study on differences between “coffee culture” in the United States and Italy.
In her own words…
“Since the early days of my educational career, I have been fascinated by the Spanish Language. I have been lucky enough to pursue my language studies education at the College of Charleston. My studies of the Spanish Language have proven to be extremely useful, especially with keeping up with the current news and events around the world, and I have especially enjoyed reading and discussing literature and poetry from times long gone. The professors of the Hispanic Studies department have been nothing but accommodating, passionate and encouraging. For a long time, I have struggled with fully grasping the Spanish language, especially the more complex aspects like linguistics and grammar—I was always able to receive guidance and assistance from my professors, and I’m so grateful for that. I’m incredibly honored to represent the Hispanic Studies department and the amazing people who have supported me every step of the way!”