The soft skills valued by employers are byproducts of foreign language acquisition.
In the last decade, American education has been increasingly concerned with promoting STEM subjects. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of students enrolled in STEM degree programs increased 36%. Then-President Obama asked Congress for a $4 billion investment in computer science in K-12 schools. States like Michigan now allow high school students to fulfill foreign language credit requirements by learning to code. Government officials in North Carolina and Kentucky have proposed defunding non-technical majors in state universities, on the basis that they “don’t get someone a job”.
2017 Undergraduate Awards
Congratulations to the 2017 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients
The Anderson Scandinavian Studies Award – Corey B. Klinge
The Anderson Scandinavian Studies Award – James R. Andersen
The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Seth A. Rosenberg
The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Lily M. Gordon
The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Paula S. LaMagna
The Beth Maveety Study Abroad Scholarship – Cheyenne R. Cox
The Beth Maveety Study Abroad Scholarship – Camas R. Rudicel
The Herbert Merker Undergraduate Scholarship – Cheyanne P. Newhouse
The Herbert Merker Undergraduate Scholarship – Rhiannon L. Newhouse
The Helmut Plant German Scholarship – Wyatt H. Gregory
The Helmut Plant German Scholarship – Kaitlin R. Yeomans
A very special thank you to our generous donors for these scholarships, and for all you do for our programs!