From Dr. David Chapman, Dean of Howard College of Arts and Sciences:
“Four years ago Samford inducted its first class of Latin American Scholars. Although the students major in many areas--History,English, Economics, Communication Studies, etc.—they are all interested in the culture, history, and language of Latin America. This year’s graduates from the program all completed a Latin American Studies minor, including a trip to Ecuador to immerse themselves in the culture. Among these first graduates are those who will be serving in faraway places, like Caroline Burkhardt who will be teaching English in China and Kyle Young who will be teaching at an international school in La Paz, Bolivia. Others, like Kelsie Robinson, plan to work with the Hispanic community here in Birmingham. Some are pursuing graduate school opportunities, such as Jenae’ Steele who has been accepted at the University of Texas Law School and plans to use her law degree to work on social justice issues. At graduation this group will be wearing yellow, blue and red cords as a reminder of their Ecuadorian experience and an expression of their love for Latino cultures, both here and abroad.”
The world is better because of the global commitment of Samford’s Latin American Scholars.