Student Profiles


Hannah ScuphamHannah Scupham 

Christ College Scholar and English and German major Hannah Scupham is dedicated to serving others and to improving intercultural understanding. During her year abroad at Eberhard Karls University in Tubingen, Germany, she was an English conversation partner with German speakers. This year she is teaching German language and culture to elementary students, developing lesson plans, weekly assignments, and tests for as many as 25 children in a class through Valpo’s Bridges to the World Program. Hannah will continue her education in Germany as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant.



Halina HopkinsHalina Hopkins '13

Halina Hopkins will graduatd with majors in biology, environmental science, and humanities. This Christ College honors student has presented two papers at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. In 2010 she presented “’Koleena Ensan’: Samira Said’s Music as Interpretation of Moroccan Women’s Cultural Identity.” In 2012 she presented “Mary Grace and the Warthog from Hell: Violent Redemption in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Revelation.’” Halina will continue her education in Taiwan as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant.



Mladenka Stinikoski '13

Mladenka Sitnikoski graduated with majors in English and Political Science, and with Christ College honors. Born in Macedonia, she was awarded the Realizing the Dream award for first-generation college students when she was a sophomore. She has served as administrative vice-chair of the University’s Honor Council and she has spent two years as an Ambassador in Admission. Next fall she will attend the Indiana University Law School for a combined JD/MA in Public Affairs.

Tabitha Geradot '13

Valparaiso’s NCAA Division I women’s basketball starting center and team co-captain Tabitha Geradot graduated with majors in French and Spanish, and with Christ College honors. She has been active in Jus Vitae, a campus law reform organization that works to protect the dependent and disabled against all forms of violence. She is both competitive and collaborative on the basketball team and in the classroom. She plans to study for a master’s degree in linguistics at Indiana University next year.

Tina Siganporia '13

Tina Siganporia is a psychology major and Christ College honors student who has been effective in campus diversity training. She has served as program director for the student Asian American Association on campus and as such has planned traditional multicultural celebrations in which she has sung and performed traditional Indian music and dance. (She has also been seen dancing in flash mobs around campus!) In the fall Tina will begin a graduate program in clinical psychology.