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Scott Hobgood (B. A. in German, B. S. in Chemistry, 2008)
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Scott recently accepted a position as an analytical chemist contracted to DSM, an international life and materials science company headquartered in The Netherlands. DSM has offices and a production site in Greenville. Congratulations, Scott!

Katrin Haege (B. S. in German and French, 2006)

Early in her senior year, Katrin applied for a Fulbright Grant upon advice from her adviser, Prof. Birgit Jensen (seen here, left). That next spring, the good news came: Katrin had been awarded a 10-month, all expenses paid Fulbright Scholarship to Germany. While there, Katrin gained valuable experience working as a Teaching Assistant helping to instruct students in grades 5 through 12. Afterwards, Katrin taught in schools in the Raleigh area. She is currently completing her M.Ed. at The Ohio State University. When she is finished with her studies, she will be licensed to teach K-12 German.

Michelle Boaz (B. S. in German 2005)

Having taught German for three years in Davie County, Michelle is pursuing an M. A. in German Studies at the University of South Carolina. Last year she received a scholarship to participate in a continuing education seminar in Wittenberg, Sachsen-Anhalt. While there, she lived with a family, took classes and completed a project incorporating traditional songs for use in teaching German culture. This fall she will be studying in Bamberg, Germany, after which she will compete her degree and return to teaching.

Patrick von Suskil (B. A. in German, minor in Business, 2005)

While a student at ECU, Patrick co-founded The German Club and studied for two semesters at the Universität Konstanz. Prior to graduation, he was selected to participate in the competitive Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals, a work-study program supported by the American Congress and German Parliament. Patrick currently works with Boston University as a student advisor responsible for mentoring young American science students in Germany. His ultimate career goal is to enter the United States Foreign Service.

Kate Vogel (B. A. in German 2005)

Kate was the guest speaker at the Women's Equality Luncheon on 28 August 2008 at Bagram Air Force Base, Afghanistan. Kate was also interviewed by the Armed Forces network and Noorin (Afghani channel) about the participation of Afghani women in recent elections. For more information, see

Eric K. Mason (B. A. in German and Psychology, 2002)

Prior to graduation, Eric received a Fulbright Grant to live and study in Freiburg, Germany (2002-2003). In 2005, he completed his M. A. in International Studies from ECU.
He currently works as a Counselor and Case Manager for a Mental Health Agency. 
Eric travels to Germany as much as possible, and continues to study and practice German. He thanks the ECU German program for "open[ing] up so many amazing opportunities for me!"