Joshua Allen, Class of 2008
A love for languages and cultures led Joshua to major in French and minor in Spanish at Gordon. His year abroad in Aix-en-Provence solidified his knowledge of French and provided an immersion invaluable to his language acquisition process. After graduating, Joshua worked as Adjunct French Instructor at a community college in New York. Additionally, he served as an English instructor to Spanish-speaking members of his community. Most recently, Joshua accepted the role of Translator at a Merrimack Valley software company, where he works in translation maintenance of their web site and assists French- and Spanish-speaking clients. He is grateful to the Lord for these unique opportunities, and anticipates many more as he further develops his language abilities.
Kathryn Malczyk, Class of 2006
Kathryn, who studied abroad at Heidelberg University during her junior year, received a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, the United States' flagship program in international educational exchange. She spent a year studying and working in Germany as a Teaching Assistant, teaching English as a second language. Since 2007, she has been enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures.
Peter Murphy Lewis, Class of 2002
A year after graduating, Peter earned a scholarship that allowed him to move to Santiago and pursue an M.A. in International Studies at the University of Chile. Upon graduation, Peter began work there as an instructor in Asian studies and U.S. foreign policy. In 2007, he and a Chilean business partner started the company La Bicicleta Verde, specializing in bike tours around Chile. La Bicicleta Verde has received mentions in the New York Times, Frommers, and other publications, and in 2010 was named Santiago's Tourism Company of the Year. Peter worked as a translator for ABC Nightline during the Chilean earthquake tragedy and miner rescue, and is regularly interviewed by CNN Chile and Chilean TV channels on U.S. foreign policy. Peter is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science at the Catholic University of Chile.
Wendy Wilson, Class of 2002
In 2009, Wendy completed her Ph.D. in German-language literature at Georgetown University. Since earning her degree, she has enjoyed the responsibilities of teaching, challenging, and encouraging her German language students at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.
Melissa Moody, Class of 1999
Melissa is working on her Master's in Latin American Studies and is teaching English for speakers of other languages in the Blackstone Valley Community Action Program.
Arthur Demosthenes, Class of 1983
Arthur is a bilingual teacher at Waltham High School in Waltham, MA. He also helps the city's Haitian community by being a liaison for them as well as being the pastor of the first Haitian church in the city.
Sandra Sue (Geeting) Horner, Class of 1970, Barrington College
Sue has earned a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Religion and American Culture. The focus of her dissertation topic was on the social history of the contemporary Evangelical feminist movement.