Alpha Mu Gamma is a national collegiate foreign language honor society whose Kappa Epsilon chapter was established at Gordon College in 1983 to:
a) acknowledge achievement in the field of foreign languages, b) encourage academic excellence in the field of linguistics and cultural studies, c) promote cultural awareness inherent in foreign language study, and d) foster sympathetic understanding of other peoples and international friendship.
Requirements for membership in the Gordon chapter of Alpha Mu Gamma include:
1) a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better, 2) a grade of A/A- in 8 non-repeated credits of language classes taken on campus at the 200-level or higher (at the 300-level or higher in Spanish) 3) no grade below a B in foreign language, and 4) a declared major or minor in foreign language.
CURRENT ALPHA MU GAMMA LEADERS
Truett Smith, President
Truett Smith is a junior from Upland, Indiana. He is a Linguistics major who is also minoring in French and Spanish. He currently serves as a Spanish TA and a French tutor as well as serving on the Worship Cabinet and co-leading Morning Chapel Band. This past spring break he co-led a mission trip to inner-city San Diego, working and building relationships with the Hispanic community there, and this summer he is excited to be interning at a language and culture center in Kununurra, Australia. Truett enjoys traveling, playing sports, fishing, backpacking, and watching movies with friends. He has a deep interest in other cultures and hopes one day to work abroad.
Courtney Gingras, Vice-President
Courtney Gingras is a junior from Reading, MA. She is a Christian Ministries and Linguistics major with a French minor. While at Gordon, she has served as a French TA and president of the French club, as well as serving in GCSM as a spiritual life group leader and on missions core staff. Courtney is currently a participant in the Elijah Project, and next year she will lead the Gordon mission trip to Haiti. She works as a senior dispatcher for the Department of Public Safety, and she loves spending time with family and friends. After college, Courtney hopes to do ministry and resettlement work with refugees and immigrants.
Victoria Petway, Treasurer
Victoria Petway is a junior art major and Spanish minor from Nashville, Tennessee. She is currently studying abroad in Orvieto, Italy where she is also learning Italian language and culture. She has been an RA, a co-leader for a service-learning trip to Northern Ireland, an employee for Gordon's La Vida program, and is involved with singing in the jazz band and gospel choir. She is excited by the overlapping boundaries of language, culture, faith, art, and history and continues to explore those connections.