Grad student to translate spanish short stories

“She is a very good human being and is always willing to help,” said Foreign Languages Program Coordinator, Dr. Rapheal Samuell. Sammuell is speaking of English graduate student Amy Roberts. Roberts is a Cum Laude graduate of SHSU with a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish and English.Her contribution, among many other things, is what makes Roberts so special. She is currently an English graduate student teaching Spanish 141, assisting, coordinating, scheduling and supervising Foreign Language labs. She is also in the process of translating three modern Mexican short stories from Spanish to the English language for her thesis.The short stories are the work of Guillermo Samperio, who Roberts met, interviewed and has established a working relationship. According to her resume, Roberts’s thesis includes chapters which focus on a critical analysis of each short story and literary theory into the fantastic genre of short story writing by Samperio.Roberts wrote on her resume that her immediate goal is to complete the translations of Samperio’s short stories as well as her thesis and have those published. She also wrote, “After graduating in May 2004, I hope to continue teaching at the university level and begin my masters in Spanish so that I may pursue teaching the Spanish language at the university level.”Her accomplishments include being an inductee of Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities, president of the Spanish National Honor Society for two years (Sigma Delta Pi) and the president of the International English Honor Society for two years (Sigma Tau Delta).Roberts also spent last summer in Puebla, Mexico studying and researching the Mexican culture. She wrote that her ultimate goal is “to earn a doctorate degree in Spanish and become a well respected professor of the Spanish language and culture.

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