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In 2006, James Stickel graduated from WMU with degrees in French and English. Since then, he's traveled to Korea where he taught English, and now lives in Paris. He recently sent us these thoughts on his French studies.

Distinguished alumni

Each year the Department of World Languages and Literatures nominates an alumnus or alumna for an Alumni Achievement Award.

2014: Jessica Sturm

2013: Monique Coyne

2012: Jeanne Friedman

2011: Dr. Cynthia Ruoff

2010: Dr. Aaron Boesenecker

2009: Roberto Zuniga

2008: Dr. John Van Gessel

2007: Dr. Lawrence Kuiper

2005: Thomas Petzold

2004: John Beaudoin

2003: Dr. Mary-Kathleen (Gernant) Blanchard

2002: Dr. Steven F. Kokmeyer