School of Social Sciences and International Studies

Deborah Rocheleau, '17

Department of Modern Languages Outstanding Senior, Chinese
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Deborah Rocheleau is a language fanatic. As a TESOL student, she’s had the opportunity to work closely with the LEAP program, helping students from all language backgrounds to succeed in college. A student of Spanish and Chinese herself, she believes languages provide an opportunity to see the world in a whole new way. Upon starting at Wright State in 2013, she quickly got involved in the Chinese club, a group which fosters intercultural friendships between Chinese international and language students. In 2015, she became president of the club, continuing its mission to promote Chinese culture and language learning on campus.

Her foreign language classes have heightened her skills in her native English, which she uses to write creatively. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in Tin House Open Bar, Flights, 100 Word Story, and Mock Turtle Zine. She currently has a novel under consideration with a literary agent. She will continue next year at Wright State as a graduate student and English TA, teaching an English 1100 course. 


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