More Alumni

Alumni of the graduate program in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Illinois recently have won major national awards!

  • Regine Criser, Ph.D. 2013, now a faculty member at U. of North Carolina–Ashville, received the Goethe Institute – AATG certificate of merit.
  • Amanda Sheffer, Ph.D. 2011, now a faculty member at Catholic University of America-Washington, D.C., received the FL-A-CH award.
  • Kathleen Condray, Ph.D. 2001, now a faculty member at U. of Arkansas-Fayetteville, received the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation Teacher Award.


Here is just a small selection of information about what some of our most recent undergraduate alumni are doing now: 

Nadia Hu (BA German and Economics, 2018) is a financial analyst with the Oshkosh Corporation!

Jenna Kurtzweil (BA German, 2019) is working in Communications at the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment at the University of Illinois!

Alison Hartlein (BA 2019, minor in German) is pursuing a graduate degree in elementary education!

Allison Wheeler (BA German and Global Studies, 2018) is pursuing a master's degree in European Union Studies!

Current undergraduates are encouraged to contact the Humanities Professional Resource Center here on campus, for career and professional advising tailored to students in Humanities fields.