School of Social Sciences and International Studies

Emma Towe, '17

Department of Modern Languages Outstanding Senior, Spanish
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Emma Towe will graduate with a dual major in International Studies and Spanish. She has been studying and practicing Spanish since her freshman year of high school and has always enjoyed learning about foreign culture and customs, even dabbling in other languages such as Mandarin Chinese and German.

Emma has been active in the Hispanic community in her area since she started learning Spanish. She has worked at El Toro Bar & Grill in Vandalia, Ohio, for three years now and thoroughly practicing her Spanish with coworkers. She regularly assists her manager by translating paperwork for him and resolving misunderstanding with customers. Since she began waitressing, she has become good friends with her coworkers and has helped them in their personal lives as well, everything from translating during doctor appointments to helping a friend go through the process of adopting a kitten! Emma could not be more grateful for the opportunities and friendship she has gained from learning the Spanish language.

During the fall of her junior year at Wright State, Emma had the experience of a lifetime during her semester abroad in Bueno Aires, Argentina. There she fully immersed herself in the language, culture, and cuisine of the “Birthplace of Tango.” She challenged herself and her language skills while travelling all over the country with her now-fiancé to experience the breathtaking news of glaciers, mountains, and even penguins. She brought home with her a new perspective on life and even stronger craving for learning more of the Spanish language.

After graduating in the spring, Emma will be attending the University of Dayton School of Law on a full-tuition scholarship to pursue her dream of becoming an immigration lawyer. She would like to thank her family, friends, fiancé, and professors for always supporting her and challenging her to be the best that she can be.


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