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Adrianne Spoto, a 2017 graduate with a French minor, will pursue her J.D. at New York University School of Law. She is planning to focus on constitutional and civil rights law. Congratulations Adrianna!

Eric Williams, a 2017 graduate with a French minor, will join the Peace Corps as a Health Extension Volunteer in Benin, a French-speaking country in west Africa. His primary goals will be centered on improving maternal, neonatal and child heath with a focus on nutrition and disease prevention. Eric will be there for 27 months, after which he plans to return to the US and attend medical school. Good luck Eric!

Recent French BA graduate Whynter Morgan has been accepted to Washington University’s Law School with substantial support. Congratulations Whynter!

November 18, 2015 -- A Farewell Lecture by Dr. Brulotte
Dr. Gaëtan Brulotte presented "The World of Celebrated French Canadian Painter Jean Paul Lemieux" as his farewell lecture. Jean Paul Lemieux (1904-1990) is the most celebrated Canadian painter of the 20th century.

The French faculty is pleased to announce that two advanced students of French have received TAPIF awards from the French government. Melissa Ortiz and Chris Ogando will be teaching English in France for 7 months beginning in October. These are paid teaching positions with insurance. 

Melissa will be in Toulouse and Chris in Lille. 

Stephannie Sandoval, graduate of USF with a BA in French and English (Creative Writing), is now pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing at American University in Washington, DC. 

Recent BA French graduate Francis Hogston is currently serving in the Peace Corps in Madagascar as of June 2015. He is serving in Mahasoabe, Madagascar as a TEFL secondary teacher for 27 months and also completing secondary projects which include public health, gender equality, and malaria prevention.

Pictured below is French MA student Claudine Buell with Advertising Studies students in Paris and Cannes, on a four-week odyssey from June 3rd in central Paris to June 29th, 2015 at the world renowned Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. Working in tandem with Program Director Debra Smith, Claudine's roles included translator, interpreter, travel agent, Paris Metro and airport coordinator, EMS liaison, as well as working closely with the various hotel, museum, and advertising agency staffs. 

French major Kevie Defranc writes of his successful semester abroad at the ESC Rennes School of Business Program in Rennes, France, that he studied Human Resource Management, European Geopolitics, French Culture, French Language, and Business. He graduates in December and is applying to pursue a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. 

French Faculty & Students in the Community!

Recent MA and PhD Alice Defacq and French TA Madison Wahler accompanied Dr. Christine Probes as invited judges for the statewide high school French Congrès (Le Congrès de la Culture Française en Floride), March 12-14, 2015.