Chinese Flagship News
CHINESE LANGUAGE FLAGSHIP PROGRAM WELCOMES A RECORD 27 NEW STUDENTS
- Author: Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
The Chinese Language Flagship Program at WKU has selected 27 students for the 2019 cohort. Sponsored by The Language Flagship, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, WKU is one of only 12 universities in the United States with a grant to support this immersion-style intensive Chinese Program.
The 27 new students begin their study of Chinese at WKU with the goal of reaching a Superior level of professional proficiency before they graduate. To attain this challenging goal, students participate in multiple domestic and international intensive language programs, including a year of study and a professional internship in Nanjing, China or Taipei, Taiwan. Students who complete the program will receive national certification of their language proficiency by the National Security Education Program and enjoy a peer network to support them in their future academic and professional pursuits.
The 2019 cohort includes: Reilly Aldrich, of Hendersonville, TN; Sam Aldrich, of Hendersonville, TN; Olivia Blackmon, of Cane Ridge, TN; Kirstin Bobbitt, of Clarksville, TN; Carolyn Brueggemann, of Florence, KY; Courtney Couture, of Murfreesboro, TN; Josie Coyle, of Versailles, KY; Miriam Dawson, of Abilene, TX; Emily Finchem, of Nashville, TN; Allison Francis, of Louisville, KY; Langston Gall, of Elmhurst, IL; Elizabeth Gannon, of Louisville, KY; Reece Gillespie, of Knoxville, TN; Elizabeth Gonzalez Rivaflecha, of Louisville, KY; Phoenix Gray, of Leitchfield, KY; Trevor Harry, of Louisville, KY; Lena Jerkins, of Knoxville, TN; Noah Lyles, of Frankfort, KY; Selena Mattingly, of Williamsburg, KY; Zane McGuire, of Louisville, KY; Grace Meiser, of Wilder, KY; Faith Morris, of Morgantown, KY; Mandy Myers, of Lees Summit, MO; Mia Pardieu, of Bardstown, KY; Emily Pedigo, of Bowling Green, KY; Alexander Stimson, of Dublin, OH; and Langley Williams, of Elizabethtown, KY.
Contact: Melinda Edgerton, Assistant Director (270) 745-2764.