Monthly Archives: March 2019

CofC’s Delta Phi Alpha chapter inducts 11 new members and honors non-degree seeking student Hugh Tant

On Thursday, March 28th, CofC’s Iota Pi chapter of the national German Honor Society Delta Phi Alpha initiated eleven new German majors/minors: Victoria Czarnecki, Ashley Dowd, Gregory Fields, Mikaela Franco, David Furst, Emma Geraghty, Cyril Langston, Matthew Morris, Katelynn Muth, Ally Salyers, and Dorian Soleimani. The ceremony featured performances of Lieder by honorary DPA member professor David Templeton’s vocal performance majors, accompanied by honorary DPA member professor Robin Zemp on the piano. In addition, the German program awarded long-time non-degree seeking student Brigadier General Hugh Banks Tant III with an honorary diploma recognizing his completion of the courses required for the German major. Congratulations to our new members and to Brigadier General Tant on their successes!

Dr. Koerner, chair of German and Russian Studies and faculty advisor for Delta Phi Alpha (right), inducts the 11 new DPA members.

Dr. Thomas Baginski, Professor Emeritus, presents Brigadier General Hugh Banks Tant III with his honorary diploma in recogniation of completion of the required courses for the German major.

Kaitlyn MacKinnon ’20 receives study abroad scholarship from the German Language & Culture Foundation in Charlotte

Congratulations to CofC Communications major and German minor Kaitlyn MacKinnon, who has received a study abroad scholarship from the German Language & Culture Foundation in Charlotte. The GLCF supports the learning of German at schools and universities in the Charlotte area, with the goal of encouraging students to combine German proficiency with workforce skills in order to provide career opportunities with the over 200 US subsidiaries from German speaking countries in the Charlotte region. This summer, Kaitlyn will participate in the CofC Cultural Vistas Summer Internship in Germany Program, spending the month of May in an intensive language course at the Carl Duisburg Institute in Berlin, and then moving to Frankfurt am Main for two-month internship at Panalis, a company that offers digital solutions for political and public affairs management. A native of Fort Mill, SC, Kaitlyn is grateful for the scholarship and excited about her future: “The support that the German Language & Culture Foundation provides for German learners across the Charlotte area is phenomenal! Without this scholarship, I would not have been able to pursue my plans to intern in Germany and take advantage of this tremendous opportunity to gain experience at a German company while improving my German. My dream is to work in corporate communications for one of the many German companies located in the Carolinas, and the GLCF has given me a launchpad towards that goal!”

Kaitlyn MacKinnon ’20, Communications and German

Kaitlyn (left) with CofC German professor and Summer Internship in Germany Program Coordinator Stephen Della Lana at the 3rd German-American Business Summit in Charleston on February 5, 2019