Melanie Dark (German major, sophomore)

Melanie is preparing for a year in Tübingen by living in the German House. Her interests include social service and she is thinking about doing graduate work in Social Work after she graduates.
Melanie is among the most loyal "Kaffeestunde" attendees.
Joy Gieschen (Art and German majors, sophomore)

When Joy isn't too busy cheerleading she is working on art projects and practicing German. Joy will be in Tübingen next year.
Jen Graham (German and IECA majors, sophomore)

Jen comes from Nebraska and is a champion "scrapbooker" who keeps the records of German Club (ask to see the German Club scrapbook). She is also a member of the "Kinder lernen Deutsch" team and leads the first-grade class this year. Jen is also planning on a year in Tübingen for 07/08.
Andrew Milleville (Mechanical Engineering and German, 5th-year VIEP)

Andrew is fresh back from a year in Reutlingen and Stuttgart, where he did his VIEP co-op with the German Space Agency. Andrew's goal is to live in Chicago and visit Blues clubs every weekend.
Kyle Nelson (Exploratory, sophomore)

Kyle wins the prize for enthusiastic support for German Club, Homecoming competitions, and International Dinner skits.
Max Oehl (American Studies)

Max comes to us via the Tübingen exchange program and is serving this year as Resident Assistant in the German House. This Böblingen native is kind to us all and speaks beautiful standard German instead of Swabian!
Elizabeth Racop (Electrical Engineering, 5th-year VIEP)

Elizabeth did her co-op semester in Germany with Bosch and had tough jobs like driving a car to Italy (one afternoon!) to test the cruise control system she helped design.
Christopher Schunter (History and German majors, sophomore)

Chris is one of our Student Building Managers and he is in charge of all heavy lifting. He plans to get away from all that by spending next year in Tübingen.
Deborah Steffen (Biochemistry and Mathematics, senior)

Deborah is one of those multi-talented people who "get" the sciences and the humanities. She spent the summer after her sophomore year assisting a German grad student in Marburg and hasn't stopped speaking German since. Deborah hopes to do medical research after graduation.
Elspeth Taylor (English, sophomore)

Elspeth is our only vegetarian this year, so she is educating the whole group on good vegetarian cooking. An English major, Elspeth will spend next fall in Reutlingen instead of Cambridge. She comes to us from California.
Amanda Trautman (German and Secondary Education majors, senior)

Amanda will student teach at Valpo HS in the spring in the final preparation for a career teaching German. In addition to study in Reutlingen, Amanda also spent the summer after her junior year in Leipzig in an intensive German language program.