Department of Languages

New lecturer of Spanish joins faculty in Spring 2018

Rosa Pillcurima

Rosa M. Pillcurima, originally from Quito, Ecuador, joined the faculty in January 2018 as a new Lecturer of Spanish. She earned her B.A. in Spanish from the State University of New York at Geneseo and her M.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures with a concentration in Spanish from Iona College. Prior to coming to Clemson, […]

Longtime faculty member Scott Harris retires

(L-R) Dean Richard Goodstein, Scott Harris, and Department Chair Salvador Oropesa at the retirement party. (Photo courtesy of Su-I Chen.)

Senior Lecturer of Spanish Scott Harris retired in December 2017. His retirement marks the end of a 30-year career in the Department of Languages, where he began teaching in January 1988. Harris earned his B.A. in Spanish and his M.A.T. in Secondary Education in Spanish from the University of South Carolina. Although he was trained […]

Faculty member wins interpreter award

Congratulations to Jason Hurdich, lecturer of ASL, the recipient of the Marie Griffin Interpreter of the Year Award. The award was presented on October 10 at the Southeast Regional Institute On Deafness (SERID) conference. SERID covers the entire area of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The award is presented […]

Faculty news, Spring and Summer 2017

Yanming An

Yanming An, professor of Chinese and philosophy, received the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities (CAAH) John B. and Thelma A. Gentry Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities. Established by Frank and Sarah Gentry to honor Mr. Gentry’s parents, John and Thelma Gentry, this peer-reviewed award recognizes an outstanding humanities faculty member and provides an annual […]

New faculty, Fall 2017

The Department of Languages welcomed the following new faculty members at the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester. Bo Clements, Lecturer of American Sign Language Bo is relocating from Tampa Bay, Florida after having spent 20 years teaching ASL courses at the University of South Florida. As the current President of the Florida American Sign […]

South Carolina’s only Certified Deaf Interpreter joins faculty

Jason Hurdich

The following article appeared in the Independent Mail on August 9: ‘Rock star’ Deaf interpreter to teach ASL at Clemson GEORGIE SILVAROLE When Jason Hurdich served as an interpreter for former Gov. Nikki Haley’s press conferences during Hurricane Matthew, he was told he’d have to quiet down. Apparently, his American Sign Language was just a tad […]

Faculty and students spend summer in Regensburg, Germany

Clemson student Dani Durham at Infineon.

Johannes Schmidt, associate professor of German, visited the OTH Regensburg, a new partner university in Bavaria, Germany, in June 2017. The week was filled with meeting faculty, administrators, and students at the OTH as well as seeing the sights of the medieval historic center of the city. In Regensburg he saw three Clemson students, the […]

Faculty news: Awards, publications and more

Gabriela Stoicea

Gabriela Stoicea, assistant professor of German, received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The annual dean’s awards are peer-reviewed by the college faculty awards committee. Each award comes with a plaque of recognition, placement on the list of awardees in the dean’s office and a cash award. As one nominator commented, “[Her] classes rank among […]

Department representatives inducted into CAAH Hall of Fame

Professor emeritus Pat Wannamaker (center) is inducted at the CAAH Hall of Fame Ceremony. Presenting her with the award are CAAH Dean Richard Goodstein (left) and Chair of the Department of Languages Salvador Oropesa (right). Photo courtesy of Clemson University.

The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities inducted 17 founding members of a new Hall of Fame celebrating alumni, faculty and friends who have made a significant impact upon the educational, research and/or service goals of the college. The induction ceremony was held March 31 at the Madren Conference Center, with 14 of the new […]

In memoriam: Robert Mixon, professor emeritus

Robert Mixon

Robert Floyd Mixon, 85, widower of Louise Brown Mixon, died Sunday, February 19, 2017. Born in Clemson, he was a son of the late George Floyd and Mildred Cochran Mixon. Bob was a graduate of Calhoun-Clemson High School. He was a 1954 graduate of Clemson University and earned a Master’s Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. A U.S. […]