Alumni & Friends
What are they doing now?
The Department of French and Italian is proud of the long tradition of success of our alumni, whose career fields range from business to teaching to foreign service. Our alumni continue to be highly productive after completing their studies at IU, and many now have distinguished themselves in a variety of professions.
Our May 2014 Bachelor's degree recipients have various post-graduate plans such as teaching, overseas travel, and graduate study. Adriana Giuliani, for example, plans to attend medical school at Ohio State. While participating in the IU study abroad program in Bologna, she interned in the anatomical pathology department of Hospital Bellaria, and as a doctor she hopes to work for an international non-governmental organization. French major David Bloom, who also majored in Jewish Studies and Religious Studies, plans to become a Rabbi. Several graduates plan to teach for a year before further studies. Hayley Cannizzo and Brandon-Lee Dayton will be teaching assistants in France through the French government’s TAPIF program, Margaret Uland will teach English in a high school in Lombardy, and Hayleigh Elmore will join the Teach for America staff back home in Dallas.
Our doctoral recipients have made significant contributions in their academic fields. For example, alumna Magaret (Peg) Flynn (PhD French literature ’97) has distinguished herself as a freelance French-to-English translator and has two translations in the recent Norton Critical Edition of Proust’s Swann’s Way. Other alumni have attained leadership positions at excellent institutions such as Tulane University, where Thomas Klingler (PhD French linguistics ‘92) is chair of the Department of French and Italian, or have become editors of important literary journals, such as Dino Cervigni (PhD Italian ’75), founder and editor of Annali d’italianistica.
To maintain the superior quality of our educational programs we depend on the support of our alumni and friends. Without your generosity, we would be unable to provide the unique opportunities which make the Department of French and Italian at IU one of the most vibrant in the country.
We love to hear from our alumni since many of you pursue exciting endeavors after graduating from IU. Please send us a quick email and let us know what you are up to!