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Four Foreign Language Graduate Students Presented at NC State Graduate Research Symposium

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Alex Hyler (left) and Sonya Trawick (right) exchanging ideas in front of Hyler's research poster during the 12th Annual NC State University Graduate Student Research Symposium. Photo courtesy of Scott Despain.

 |  Rachel Hill  | Foreign Languages and Literatures

The 12th Annual NC State University Graduate Student Research Symposium was held March 22 at the McKimmon Center, in which more than 200 graduate students gathered to present their research to a panel of faculty judges. Four FL&L graduate students were among the presenters.

The objective of the symposium is to illustrate the exceptional quality and diversity of our graduate students’ research at NC State, as well as equipping students with the chance to apply and improve their communication skills with those not in their normal field of study.

Scott Despain, Director of Graduate Programs for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, expressed his congratulatory remarks to the four FL&L students and stated, “I was very proud of this year’s participants, their posters, their presentation and their ability to communicate effectively and make accessible what are often very complex research studies.”

Congratulations all, your hard work has paid off!

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures was well-represented by the following outstanding students:

Lyndsey Chandler, who grew up in Cary and went on to complete her undergraduate studies in Spanish and Psychology at Appalachian State University. After graduation, she plans on pursuing a doctoral degree at Pennsylvania State University.

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Photo courtesy of Scott Despain.

Alex Hyler

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Photo courtesy of Scott Despain.

Ashley Pahis earned his BA from Francis Marion University in his native Florence, SC. He will begin his doctoral studies at Pennsylvania State University this fall.

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Photo courtesy of Scott Despain.

Sonya Trawick, a Raleigh native who double majored in Spanish and International Relations with a minor in Business Administration at NC State. She plans on getting a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics, although still considering which program. Trawick’s research examines different sounds in the Spanish found in Asunción, Paraguay.

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Photo courtesy of Scott Despain.

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