Student Affairs

Meet our Students

These are some of the bright and brilliant students currently majoring or minoring in German:

Kristin Koblentz

Kristin is majoring in German and French and also works as a German tutor for the elementary and intermediate classes. She first learned German in Freiburg, Germany, where she stayed with a family and took classes for two months. She has a passion for languages and is looking into the possibility of going to graduate school to become an interpreter. She also hopes to eventually live in Europe for an extended period of time. She finds speaking a foreign language and assimilating into a new culture one of the best experiences in life.

Rachel Shrader

Rachel, a German major, is very interested in German history, especially the second world war and the resistance in Nazi Germany. She is writing her thesis about the resistance. Rachel also works as a tutor for our Elementary and Intermediate classes.

Stephanie Stoeckl

Stephanie is a Comparative Literary Traditions major but is taking a lot of German classes and is thinking about a German concentration. Her mom taught her German when she was little, and she started taking German at UD because she wanted to learn the language more thoroughly, especially the grammar. Now she hopes to become capable of writing well in German.

Grant Aymand

Grant is majoring in Economics and German and he also works as a German tutor for the elementary and intermediate classes. He enjoys studying German history, especially that of the GDR, and he is interested in European-American and international relations. Before his Rome semester, in the summer of 2008, he took international summer classes at the University of Eichsttt, in Bavaria, where he only spoke German and made many international friends.

Mary Pat Jones

Mary Pat Jones is an English major. In high school she took German, Spanish and Latin. Here, she had to take one and she liked German best. She wants to become fluent in many languages, so she thought, if she had to study German for two years, she'd become fluent since she wouldn't forget it. Mary Pat wants to become a teacher, perhaps of German. She also thinks that German literature is very cool.

Janet Buntain

Janet Buntain is an English major and German concentrator. When she was nine or ten, she did some missionary work in Austria. She just wanted to take German because she enjoyed it, and she thinks it's better than French or Spanish.


Angela Cuba

Angela Cuba is also an English major. She originally took German because she thought it might be fun. Now she studies German because Janet studies it. Jawohl! Viel Spass! She also enjoys the German parties at the Eidts' house. 

Roberto Ospina

Roberto Ospina is learning German because he may want to go to Germany and find a job in Europe and maybe even look for a German wife.


Hagen Hohlfeld

Hagen Hohlfeld is from Leipzig, Germany. He plays basketball for UD and is a business major. He is taking some German classes because he enjoys speaking German every now and then, because no one here speaks it.

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