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Awards

Silvia Duque de San Juan. Ollie A. & J.O. Heskett Graduate Fellowship, Graduate School, Wichita State University, 2020.

Cynthia Lopez. Ollie A. & J.O. Heskett Graduate Fellowship, Graduate School, Wichita State University, 2020.

Silvia Duque de San Juan, Karelyn Feliz, and Alissa Bey. Overall Service-Learning Award, Service Learning Showcase, Wichita State University, 2020.

Karelyn Feliz. Ollie A. & J.O. Heskett Graduate Fellowship, Graduate School, Wichita State University, Fall 2019.

Jenny Masias. Dora Wallace Hodgson Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2019.

Jenny Masias. Ollie A. & J.O. Heskett Graduate Fellowship, Graduate School, Wichita State University, Spring 2019.

Kaitlin Patterson. Finalist, Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year, Student Government Association, Wichita State University, 2019.

Kailtin Patterson. David and Mary Gunter Spanish Scholarship, Wichita State University, 2019.

Kaitlin Patterson. Ollie A. & J.O. Heskett Graduate Fellowship, 2018, Graduate School, Wichita State University, Fall 2018.

Margaret Ault-Duell. Ollie A. & J.O. Heskett Graduate Fellowship, Graduate School, Wichita State University, Spring 2018.

Amanda Allen. Ollie A. & J.O. Heskett Graduate Fellowship, Graduate School, Wichita State University, Spring 2017.

Laura Guillén-Matus. Graduate Research Award, Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi, 2017.

Laura Guillén-Matus. Ollie A. & J.O. Heskett Graduate Fellowship, Graduate School, Wichita State University, Fall 2016.

Julie Henderson. Ollie A. & J.O. Heskett Graduate Fellowship, Graduate School, Wichita State University, Spring 2016.

Samuel Worthington. Ollie A. & J.O. Heskett Graduate Fellowship, Graduate School, Wichita State University, Fall 2015.

Academic Presentations

Cinthia Lopez. "Communication Strategies, and Cultural Components in Higher Education," Kansas World Language Association Annual Conference, October 2020.

Jenny Masias. "Teaching in a FLEX/FLES Language Classroom," Kansas World Language Association Annual Conference, Wichita State University, November 2019.

Karelyn Feliz. "A Casa da Paixão: Symbolism and Myth Towards the Integration of the Sexes,” 76th South Central Modern Language Association Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, October 2019.

Jenny Masias. “Building an Empire: Mexican Immigration in Kansas,” 36th International Social Philosophy Conference (NASSP), University of San Francisco, California, July 2019.

Jenny Masias. “The Immigrants Who Built Kansas: One Spike at a Time,” 19th KBOR Capitol Graduate Research Summit (CGRS), Topeka, February 2019.

Margaret Ault-Duell. “Rebellious Dignity: Intersectional Feminism and the Murals of Oventic,” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference. Kansas City, MO, November 2018.

Jenny Masias. “Laying Tracks to Remember Mexican Immigration History in Newton, Kansas,” 6th Annual Sociology Symposium, Wichita State University, October 2018.

Allison Bailey, Mabel Gomez de Moscoso, et al. “The Status of Contemporary Women in Spain,” Gender and Sexuality in Kansas Conference, Wichita State University, March 2018.

Margaret Ault-Duell. “Fuente Ovejuna: Imagining the Power of Solidarity,” Gender and Sexuality in Kansas Conference, Wichita State University, March 2018.

Amanda Allen, Julie Henderson, Kristen Hock et al. Panel "En Español: Community-Based Learning, Communication Strategies, and Cultural Components in Higher Education," Kansas World Language Association Conference, Wichita, October 2017.

Amanda Allen. "Community Based Education," AATF & Kansas University French Immersion Day, University of Kansas, March 2017.

Julie Henderson, Stephanie Rubinetti, and Samuel Worthington. Panel "Techniques and Activities for Fostering an Engaged, Participation-Friendly Classroom," Kansas World Language Association Conference, Wichita, November 2015.

Julie Henderson. "Parra y Neruda: Entre el dolor y la esperanza," 10th Annual Tierra Tinta Conference, University of Oklahoma, October 2015.

Samuel Worthington, "La antimateria inevitable de Nicanor Parra," 10th Annual Tierra Tinta Conference, University of Oklahoma, October 2015.

Where are they now?

Here is what some of our graduates are doing.

Studying

PhD in Modern Foreign Languages (Hispanic Literature), University of Tennessee, 2020.

Phd in Hispanic Linguistics, University of Florida, 2018.

PhD in Spanish (Hispanic Literature and Cultural Studies), Texas Tech University, 2018.

PhD in Humanities (Translation Studies), University of Texas at Dallas, 2017.

Working

Senior Instructional Designer, American Express, Florida.

Instructor of Spanish, Bethel College, Newton, KS.

Spanish Teacher, Chisholm Middle School, USD 373, Newton, KS.

Office Manager and Paralegal, Law firm, Salina, KS.

Spanish Teacher, Red Bank Middle School, Red Bank, NJ.

Spanish Teacher, Nickerson High School, USD 309, Nickerson, KS.