11 Students Recognized for Prestigious National Awards
Eleven Humanities and Social Sciences students recently received or were named finalists for prestigious national awards. Recipients of the various scholarships and grants will teach and/or study critical languages abroad during the coming months. The award winners and finalists were honored by several different programs.
NC State’s Outstanding Young Alumna: Jess Ekstrom
NC State's Alumni Association names and celebrates an outstanding young alumnus each year during the university's Evening of Stars gala. Jess Ekstrom (communication '13), founder of Headbands of Hope, earned the honor for 2017.
Professor Brings The Mexican Crack Writers to Life in New Book
One of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures own has recently become a third-time published author. Héctor Jaimes, a professor of Latin American Literature and Culture and the Spanish Language, has been a member of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at North Carolina State University for the past twenty years. Jaimes recently published the anthology, The Mexican Crack Writers: History and Criticism, which stands alone as the first scholarly book about a literary group that defined a whole generation of Latin American writers.
A Desire to Help Others
After a meaningful student experience at NC State, alumna Ghazale Johnson is now a leading advocate for the university, giving of both her time and resources.
Catalonia 1-O Spain?
Our guest author, Foreign Languages and Literatures professor and native Catalonian Jordi Marí explores in this article the possible outcomes of the Catalan Independence Referendum to be held October 1st, 2017.