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Where are they now?

The last time we checked, our alumni were studying, teaching, traveling, and much much more!

  • Natalia Donahue (Spanish major, French minor, 2014) has accepted a Spanish teaching position with St. Margaret’s School in Virginia.
  • Camille St. Regis (English major, French minor, 2013) is an acrylic painter who accepts commissions for her original portraits at She is looking forward to her upcoming Peace Corps assignment.
  • Christine Clemons (French major, 2013) was awarded a scholarship through the French Embassy to teach English as a second language in France during the 2013-2014 academic year.
  • Grace Wheatley (French major, Music minor, 2012) is completing her M.A. in French at Bowling Green State University.
  • Jessica McGinty (French Secondary Education, 2011) is a French teacher in the Frederick county school district in Maryland.
  • Allison Lee (French and International Studies major, 2011) recently earned her M.A. in French from Bowling Green State University.
  • Alison Buchanan (French major, 2011) was awarded a scholarship through the French Embassy to teach English as a second language in France during the 2011-2012 academic year, and is now teaching French at a private school in Indiana.
  • Rachel McGinley (Spanish minor/International Business Administration major, 2010): Rachel has been working as an International Operations Representative since June of 2010 at Perdue Farms in Salisbury, MD. Her job involves travel to fascinating places all over the world.
  • Lisa (Delaney) King (Spanish major, 2006): Lisa wrote recently to let us know that she has completed her Masters degree in Hispanic literature at Penn State U. She has put her degree to work and now teaches Spanish at Marley Middle School in Glen Burnie, Maryland.
  • Emilie Staubs (French and Philosophy major, 2009) earned her Master’s Degree in French Literature and Culture from Boston College and is a visiting instructor of French at the University of Illinois.
  • Ashley Eschenburg (2009, French major, Spanish minor) has just returned from a year-long paid assistantship teaching English to French students in France, and is now teaching French full-time in the Wicomico County school district, as well as completing her Master's of Teaching degree at Salisbury University
  • Angela Hammond (2010, French/TESOL major) is teaching French full-time in the Harford County school district.
  • Nicholas Meyers (Spanish Secondary Education, 2010):  Nick has just accepted a job to teach Spanish I and II at Towson High School in Baltimore County.
  • Jeremy Gould (Spanish and Sociology major, 2009):  Jeremy teaches English at a public high school in Quintero, Chile through the World Teach program.  World Teach is a volunteer program in partnership with Harvard University and the Chilean Ministry of Education.
  • Britannie Davila (Spanish major, 2007):  Britannie received a degree from Towson University in Criminal Justice and Psychology.  She hopes to be a police officer for the NSA.
  • Sarah "Katie" McDermott (Spanish and CADR double major, 2008):  Katie has been been  accepted into the University of Maryland's  Masters/Spanish Teacher Certification program.
  • Sarah Ullah (French minor, Biology major, 2009):  Sarah is in her first year of medical school at the University of Maryland.
  • Laura (Smith) de Melo (French and International Studies major, Spanish minor, 2008) is a translator and artist whose Caribbean Art paintings and jewelry can be viewed at
  • Simpson Goodman (Spanish, 2009):  Simpson will be attending the Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, where he will be studying international law. 
  • Willem Miciche (Spanish minor, Geography major, 2008):  Willem just accepted an offer to teach Spanish I and II at Anne Arundel County Public Schools.  He will also begin to work on a Masters Degree in Teaching.  New information:  Guillermo has finished his first year of teaching Spanish I at South River High School, and will return next year to teach Spanish I and II.  He will be traveling to Spain this summer (2010) and will spend most of his time in Barcelona.
  • Armando Santiago (Spanish, 2007) and Angelo Torres (Spanish 2006):  Armando and Angelo are working together at the National Maritime Center in West Virgina.  They report that they use Spanish every day in their new jobs.  They are planning a Málaga reunion sometime soon!
  • Benjamin Einsidler (Spanish 2007):  Ben is pursuing  his Masters Degree in Hispanic Studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Boston College.
  • Eric McLauchlin (French and Pre-law, 1992):  Eric works as an attorney with the firm Gessner, Snee, Mahoney, and Lutche, P.A. of Bel Air, MD.  He was honored at the 2008 December graduation ceremony by the SU Alumni Association and received the Alumni Service Award. 
  • Elinor (Betsy) Lampo (Spanish major, 2008):  Betsy has just been hired as a full-time Spanish teacher of levels 1 and 2 at Great Mills High School in Great Mills, MD
  • Caroline Harrison (Spanish major, 2008):  Caroline was the 2008 student commencement speaker!  She teaches Spanish in the Wicomico County School District. 
  • Katie Heird (Spanish major, 2007):  See our feature stories!  Katie has been accepted to the University of Maryland, Baltimore for a Masters Degree program in Hispanic Studies.  Buena suerte!  Keep us posted.
  • Erin Cooper (Spanish Secondary Education major, 2007):  Erin is enrolled in a Masters Degree program at the University of Salamanca in Spain.  Erin was our 2007 Outstanding Foreign Language Student award recipient!
  • Mary Bateman (Spanish Secondary Education major, 2006): See our feature stories!  Mary teaches Spanish to high school students at the Yongsan International School of Seoul, South Korea.  On her return to the US, she will pursue a Masters Degree in Guidance Counseling.
  • Ellie Adelman (Spanish and CADR double major, 2006):  Ellie is hard at work with the Peace Corps in the Gambia.  A world traveler, she participated in the Málaga, Spain program and spent a semester studying in India.  Ellie was the student commencement speaker for the 2006 ceremony!
  • Amanda Kinsel (Spanish major, 2006):  Amanda is completing a Master Degree with a Certificate in Spanish translation at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.  Amanda was our Outstanding Foreign Language Student award winner in 2006.
  • Frances Barreto (Spanish and English double major, 2006):  Frances is a Bilingual Education teacher for the 2nd grade at Forth Worth Independent School district.  She is also enrolled in a Masters program for counseling at Amberton University.
  • Alison Durgin (Spanish 2006):  Alison Durgin is completing her Masters Degree Speech Pathology at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Lisa Delaney (Spanish and English double major, 2006):  After a year in Bogotá, Colombia teaching English, Lisa decided to come back to the states to pursue her Masters degree in Hispanic Literature.  She just completed her first semester at the Pennsylvania State University main campus.  She has lived and worked in Ecuador, Venezuela, Argentina, and Colombia.  
  • Thomas Limmer (Spanish major, 2005): Tom has just enrolled the University of Costa Rica (San José) for a Masters Degree in Communications.  He twice participated in the Cuenca, Ecuador program and has traveled extensively throughout Central America.
  • Connie Oxford McGuire (French minor, 1981): recently moved back to the Washington DC area. She enjoys attending events at the local Alliance Française and using her French trips abroad, as well as for reading and translating right here in the U.S.

SU grad. Alexander Loweth (center) teaches English in Almería Spain