Greetings from the Department Chair
Celebratory remarks from English Department Chair Louann Reid
Undergraduates earning degrees in Creative Writing
Caitlyn Buckner Backstrom
MFA graduates with specialization in Creative Writing
TEFL/TESL and Language Concentration
A greeting from the faculty
Congratulations on completing challenging programs (MA, MAs, Graduate Certificate) from the TEFL/TESL and Language faculty: Tony Becker, Gerry Delahunty, Luciana Marques, and Tatiana Nekrasova-Beker.
We have learned from you as you have learned from us. You have enriched our programs with your diversity, intelligence, energy, comraderie, and commitment to your studies and the English and other language teaching professions.
Your have completed a challenging program and are well prepared for the next stages of your professional lives. We trust that you will use what you have learned to give of your best to your students, your colleagues, and the institutions in which you work.
We realize that many of you will go abroad - some returning home, others finding employment in countries around the globe, others going on to higher degrees (Raed Alzahrani to Manoa for a PhD; Ying Huang for an MA in Boston), others to take up
teaching positions (Jessy Knaus at Aims Community College), another getting married (Congratulations, Jess!!), and at least one other taking a respite from study for a year (YingYing). We hope you will be ambassadors of good will, giving generously of your knowledge, and representing the best of your native and second cultures, and of the CSU English Department, which "is a great place to study" (Xiaofu Wang).
We hope not only that you have learned much of value here, but that you also had joyful experiences and that you will build your personal and professional lives on these. The comments you have sent us suggest that you have: "I met wonderful people and made great friends along the way" (Leah Franke); "I had a great time at CSU in the last two years"(Ying Huang).
We hope, too, that you will keep in touch with us and tell us of your challenges and triumphs, and with fellow graduates via whatever media possible!
Undergraduates earning degrees in Language
MA graduates with specialization in Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language, TEFL/TESL
Dual MA graduate with specializations in French and in Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language, TEFL/TESL
Certificate recipients for TESOL Education
Jess Egnatovitch - with MA in Spanish
Writing, Rhetoric and Literacy or Social Change
Undergraduates earning degrees in Writing, Rhetoric and Literacy
MA graduate with specialization in Writing, Rhetoric, and Social Change