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Notes from the Language and World Buisness Program

The Language and World Business Program is thriving with current enrollments at 70 students. Our students continue to shape their international futures by studying abroad and engaging in domestic and international internships. We are pleased to have graduated 19 students last year. We are confident that the intercultural, linguistic, and international business competencies these bright students have developed during their tenure at UT will guide them to be beacons of light in our world.

We also honored two outstanding LWB students: Emilie Hudson and Will Logan. Emilie graduated in French and LWB with an emphasis in International Business. Among other campus organizations, she is a member of Pi Delta Phi National French Honors Society and the Russian Language and Literature Club. During her time with our program, she studied abroad in Paris, France and worked to support the programming of the LWBSA. This past summer, Emily completed an internship with the Robinette Company in Bristol, TN where she worked on a project designed help the company achieve certain sustainability standards set by the Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership. At the same time, Emily completed 120 hours of training for TEFL and TESOL in preparation for her current endeavor of teaching English in Lille, France.

Will Logan, LWB and Spanish, was selected to be a Torchbearer, the highest honor the university bestows upon a select few undergraduates who have served their Alma Mater with overall excellence. Will was a Chancellor’s Honors Scholar and served in the Student Government Association, the Interfraternity Council, and the Office of Student Orientation and Leadership Development. Will understood the needs of his fellow out-of-state students, and he completed an undergraduate research project on boosting retention rates and fostering a sense of belonging among students who leave home to study at UT. In his spare time, he traveled to Washington to advocate for Middle East peace initiatives.

If you are an LWB alumnus, we would love to know how you are doing. Please contact Program Director, Dr. Gregory B. Kaplan gkaplan@utk.edu or Assistant Director, Dr. Allison Weems, jweems2@utk.edu.

 



 

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