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"We value the humanities, the truths in literature, the nuances of grammar, the lessons from history, and the evolution of languages. We value communication and the power of spoken words. The languages we teach are alive and are used every day all over the world. We are global citizens." Salvador A. Oropesa, Ph.D.

Discover how the Department of Languages Excels in:

Languages Student Spotlight

Fulbright Scholars

Madison Butler  McKinnon Reece

Madison Butler (Left); McKinnon Reece (Right)

Madison Butler, Language and Internation Health
Butler is a 2015 graduate of the University and earned a degree in language and international health. She received a Spain English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright Program. As a teaching assistant, she will be teaching English in elementary, middle or high schools. She previously served as a teacher with Teach for America. Read More

McKinnon Reece, Mechanical Engineering (Major) and Chinese Language (Minor)
Reece is a recent graduate in mechanical engineering and received the Taiwan English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright Program. A member of the Honors College, he has a minor in Mandarin Chinese and was previously selected for the Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. State Department to study Chinese. He will be a teaching assistant, and will work with local English teachers in elementary, middle or high schools. Read More

CAAH College Awards

Carly Malcolm  Courtney Grayson 

Carly Malcom (Left); Courtney Grayson (Right)

Carly Malcom: Algernon Sydney Sullivan Student Award
This award is present to two seniors in recognition of outstanding service to Clemson University and the extended Clemson community. May 2020 graduate Carly Malcolm has been awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Student Award at Clemson University. Malcolm was chosen for this prestigious award by demonstrating Sullivan’s ideals of heart, mind and conduct as evidenced by “generous and unselfish service to others.” Read More

Courtney Grayson: Dre Martin Service Award
In memory of Chardrevius “Dre” Martin, the College of Arts and Humanities presents this award annually to a student in the college who is highly committed to service in our surrounding community, demonstrates a passion for helping others, and possesses a strong academic record. Courtney, who is an L&IH major with a minor in animal and veterinary sciences, is a committed and enthusiastic student who has been able to combine her academic excellence with her passion for helping others, using her skills and compassion to make a difference in the greater Clemson community and beyond. As a student of the L&IH program, she has studied the Spanish language while gaining practical knowledge of healthcare and public health. Read More: The Newsstand and Clemson Blogs

Languages Faculty & Staff Spotlight

CAAH Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Professor Emerita Clementina E. Adams served on the languages faculty at Clemson University from 1989 until 2014. She designed, developed and implemented the innovative Language and International Health program along with Clemson University colleagues Sandy King, Hugh D. Spitler and Rachel Mayo. She also pioneered the inclusion of American Sign Language in the Department of Languages. Among her many honors at Clemson, Adams received the Board of Trustees Faculty Excellence Award twice. In retirement, she continues to volunteer as a medical interpreter for Hispanic patients. SEE MORE

CAAH Dean's Award for Outstanding Customer Service

The College of Arts, Architecture and Humanities Dean’s Award for Outstanding Customer Service is given to a classified employee in recognition of outstanding customer service. Julia Dingle is one of the recipients for her dedication and outstanding service to students and faculty in the department. 

Photos: Clementina Adams (Top) and Julia Dingle (Bottom)