Alumni Accomplishments

Some of the examples of accomplishments of our recent graduates are as follows.

Year of Graduation: 2015

Three students of Japan studies are accepted by the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) program, sponsored by the Japanese government. These students are: Samantha Warford (Japan studies major), Mikayla Rogers (Japan studies minor), and Naomi Hayes (Japan studies minor). They work full-time as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) in the public school system in Japan.

Year of Graduation: 2013

Myunghyun Kang.  Major: Japanese language and literature.  Current Affiliation: US Army.  Position: 2LT

Amir Bahrami.  Major: Biology, FLIE-Japanesse.  Current Affiliation: JET Program.  Position: Assistant Language Teacher in Koorimachi, Fukushima.

Meng Xu.  Major:  BA of International Studies (FLIE-Japanese).  Current Affiliation: Elliott School of International Affair, The George Washington University.  Position: Graduate Student in Asian Studies

Year of Graduation: 2012

Lee Ransdell.  Major: Japanese Language and Literature.  Employment: Interac.   Position: English teacher in Japan. 

Kenneth Lewis Taylor Jr. Major: BS in Mechanical Engineering, BA in Japanese Language and Literature, Minor: Mathematics. Employment: Aichi Forge USA.  Position: Design/Process Engineer.

Robert Chase LaCas.  Major: Japanese Language and Literature, Minor: Mathematics.  Employment: Corrisoft, LLC.  Position: Software Engineer.  

Amber Anderson.  Major: Anthropology, Minor: Japan Studies.  Employment: Noto High School, Ishikawa Prefecture.  Position:  Assistant English Teacher, JET program

Andrew Z. Le. Major: International Studies (area: East Asia, focus: culture and art).  Employment: JET Program participant, Higashiosaka Board of Education, Osaka.  Position: Assistant English teacher at Nisshin Senior High School, Osaka.

Katherine Welch.  Major: Political Science, Minor: Japan studies.  Affiliation: Department of Political Science, Cornell University.  Position: Ph.D. student with a Sage Fellowship.

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