On November 3, faculty and alumni gathered in the Troxel Hall Atrium for a recognition ceremony to thank Janet Anderson-Hsieh, professor emerita of English, for establishing the Janet Anderson-Hsieh, PhD, Graduate Scholarship in Applied Linguistics. The Department of English chair, Volker Hegelheimer, gave the introductory remarks.
Febriana Lestari is the inaugural recipient of the award. She spoke a few words about the impact it had on her. Febriana is a PhD student in the ALT program who is from Indonesia.
The donor, Janet Anderson-Hsieh, PhD, is a retired professor from Iowa State University. Her teaching and research focus was Teaching of English as a Second Language and Applied Linguistics. Throughout her tenure, she was impressed with the scholarship of international graduate students in her department and the cultural richness they brought to the university. With this scholarship, she hopes to allow the program to continue to attract the best students from all over the world to the study of applied linguistics.
Her scholarship is for students studying the Teaching of English as a Second Language or Applied Linguistics and Technology.