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Two graduates recognized by Ohio Foreign  Language Association

Two Muskingum College graduates have been recognized for excellence in and service to the study of foreign languages by the Ohio State Language Association.

Brian Rippel ’08 graduated with majors in French, international business and international affairs, was a resident of the French House at Muskingum, a student assistant in the international student services office and was manager of the Morehead language lab.  He also is a past president of the French Club and spent his junior year at the Universite du Sud Toulon-Var in France.

He presented his senior research paper, written in French, titled “Facing Globalization:  What is the Role of the French Language?” at the Heidelberg College Undergraduate Research Conference in 2007.   

Katie Ballard ’08 graduated with majors in Spanish and Christian education and a minor in teaching English as a second language. While a student at Muskingum, she held an internship with the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program at the college.  In 2007, she won first prize in Muskingum’s annual Global Symposium for her  presentation on her semester at Universidad Blas Pascal in Cordoba, Argentina. She also presented her senior seminar research “Hispanic Ministry in the U.S.” at the Heidelberg College Undergraduate Research Conference.  

The Ohio Foreign Language Association is an organization of foreign language educators in the state of Ohio. It is committed to making foreign languages an essential part of every school's core curriculum, beginning in the primary grades, so that every student who graduates from high school is proficient in a second language.