“I really wanted students to acknowledge that studying the U.S.-Mexico border is important because we need to know that our history is rooted in between the U.S. and Mexico and how the border came to be, but also to think about the voices of people that have been affected by the border enforcement.” ~ Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana
“Juggling work, school, marriage life, experiencing an ectopic pregnancy and commuting two hours to attend classes while also maintaining a 4.0 GPA has been a challenge. However, in a few months, I’ll be the first one in my family to graduate with a master’s degree, and I couldn’t be prouder of myself.”
“As we finally crossed the border into Germany, the bus stopped. People got out and ran to a nearby grocery store to buy something to eat,” Becirbegovic said. “We were starving, but didn’t have any money left.”
“My future plans include obtaining my teaching credentials and a Master’s degree of Arts in Spanish. I also see myself teaching in a dual-immersion classroom, helping kids and parents who don’t know English. That would be one of the ways in which I would love to give back to the community.”
“My plan for the future is to keep teaching Spanish in Higher Education. As a long-term goal, later in the future, I will pursue a Ph.D. in Mexican and Latin American literature and teach in a four-year university, hopefully, Fresno State.”
Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures alumnus Dr. Julio Puente Garcia received the Rudolfo Anaya Award in the Best Latino Focused Fiction Book category at the International Latino Book Awards for “Acrobatics Angelinas.”
Professor Emeritus Paul Fred Kinzel, Jr., a resident of Fresno, passed away on August 7, 2021, at age 98. Paul was born on a farm located near Fowler and Nees, something his children could never quite fathom. Having lost the family farm in the Great Depression, Paul, his mother Florence (Moore) Kinzel, father Paul Fred […]
Gonzalez credits her German minor with motivating her to continue her education and pursue a master’s degree. Combining political science with German has opened unique career options which may not have otherwise been available.