The Asian Studies Program congratulates its May 2015 graduates!
- Sona Apbasova (triple major with German and History) has been accepted by graduate programs in Central Asian and Turkic Studies at the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and Leiden University in the Netherlands.
- Bethany Butters (major) plans to seek employment in a local ceramic studio, continue developing her skills as a potter, and eventually establish her own studio.
- Hollister Doty-Griner (major, with minor in History) plans to take some time for self-discovery and trying new things while she decides whether to go to graduate school or teach English abroad.
- Katie Fawley (major, with minor in Women’s and Gender Studies) intends to complete a Master of Social Work degree in order to work with women in need as well as individuals with disabilities.
- Hunter Kennoy (major) plans to relocate to Seattle, Washington, where he hopes to work in the field of localizing video games to and from Japan.
- Jacob Leibeck (minor – major in Computer Science and Applied Science & Mathematics) has accepted a position as a Software Engineer with Hewlett-Packard in Lexington, Kentucky, where he will work for at least a year before beginning part-time graduate work in Computer Science, with emphasis on Scientific Computing or Computer Vision, at the University of Kentucky.
- Sophia Riehemann (major) plans to return home to Cincinnati, Ohio, and find work in one of her hometown’s many museums, with the hope of pursuing further training and a career in museum studies so that she can combine her love of Asian Studies with her passion for art and cultural preservation.
- Nick Riley (minor – major in English) has accepted a position with the highly-competitive Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program and will travel to Japan this August to teach English in a Japanese school.
- Nicole Watson (minor – major in Psychology) plans to take the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) in order to prepare for graduate studies in Sociology with an emphasis on ethnic and cultural studies.
- Brittany Welch (double major with Child and Family Studies) will relocate to Johnson City, Tennessee, in order to find employment and continue her studies in Culinary Arts, Anthropology, and Japanese.
We wish all of our May 2015 graduates nothing but the best. さようなら! 再見! Sag boluň! Farewell!