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dmllc-in-nyc-spotlightLast month, 13 Canisius students traveled to New York City with Margaret Stefanski, PhD, associate professor, and Richard Reitsma, PhD, Chair of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The trip was part of Reitsma’s Spanish course entitled “Almodóvar y la Movida Madrileña,” an upper-level elective that focused on Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar. The students had the opportunity to attend a talk by Pedro Almodóvar at the Modern Museum of Art where he discussed his film career, which includes more than 20 films and multiple Oscars and international cinema awards.

During the trip, seven students were inducted into the Spanish honor society, Sigma Delta Pi, at the Spanish Society of America in a beautiful room of murals by Soralla. The seven students are:

  • Melissa Benjamin ’17, a senior communication studies major and Spanish language and culture minor
  • Valarie Cavanaugh ’17, a senior early childhood/childhood education major with a Spanish concentration and childhood education (grades 1-6) with a Spanish concentration dual major
  • Geovaira Hernandez ’17, a senior criminal justice major with a Spanish language and culture minor
  • Ashley Ponza ’17, a senior special education (grades 1-6)/childhood education (grades 1-6) major with a Spanish concentration
  • Lorisbel Romero ’18, a junior criminal justice major
  • Alexa Valdez ’18, a junior human services and Spanish dual major
  • Katrina Wagar ’17, a senior biology major with a Spanish language and culture minor

Submitted by: Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president, academic affairs