Kyra Clapper, (B.A. in History 2013), is finishing the first year of work towards Master’s degrees in both history and French at the University of Memphis. She was awarded a two year teaching fellowship and recently won funding to support her work in France this summer, where she will be studying French and conducting research for her thesis on the nineteenth-century French writer and politician François-René de Chateaubriand. She was also elected president of the University of Memphis Graduate History Association.
Alicia Russell, who was a 2013 graduate in English and who will be awarded the M.A.T. in English and History this spring, has just learned she has been selected by the JET program (Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme) to teach English in Japan beginning in August. Alicia is extremely excited about this opportunity; she has had the dream of teaching in Japan for a number of years now.