Outstanding Graduates

Each year, the Modern Languages and Literature department recognizes its outstanding graduates for the 2012-2013 academic year. The winners are as follows:

Outstanding graduating senior, Benjamin Wozinak

Benjamin is majoring in both Spanish and German Studies, and has also taken courses in Russian and Japanese. He will graduate in May. He spent two years studying abroad: first at the Universidad de Guanajuato in 2009-2010, and then at the Carl von Ossietzky Universität in Oldenburg, Germany in 2011-2012. He has been involved in the Spanish club and attended the German Stammtisch as he was able. He has been a volunteer language tutor in Spanish, German and English. His instructors were not surprised that he plans to pursue graduate school. At the time of this writing, he has already been accepted to one.




Outstanding graduating senior, Dylan Hendrix

Dylan graduates in May. He majored in international studies and German studies, and also studied Arabic and Turkish. He has thrown himself into the German Club, including a year as ­president. He considers his year studying at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany, the most valuable experience of his life to date. He loved taking courses with ­international students and maintains contact with students from Germany, England, Greece, Spain, China, Syria and Turkey. He enjoyed working at the language lab to share his expertise and enthusiasm for international studies. “I began NMU as a ­monolingual, small town citizen of the U.S. and came out a ­bilingual citizen of the world.”