Tidbits May 2010

Lin Lin, Class of 2003, has established an expendable fund, "The Chinese Language and Culture Fund", to support Chinese Opera and book prizes for outstanding student performance in Chinese language learning.

Casey Brienza, Class of 2003, has received an External Research Studentship, a prestigious scholarship that will fully fund her doctoral studies at Trinity College, Cambridge University. She will be researching the transnational publishing of Japanese comics.

Julia Howe, Class of 2005, is pursuing a Masters in Public Management and Governance at the London School of Economics and working as a research assistant on risk and regulation in China. She continues to study Chinese.

Wafa Amayeh, Class of 2006, is really excited about studying for her Master's in Cultural Translation at the American University, Paris.

Gillian Boulay, Class of 2006 is back home in New Hampshire after teaching and working in Shenzhen for 2 and 1/2 years. She is busy with job applications and in search of her next adventure.

Anushka Fernando, Class of 2008, reports that she enjoys working for International Alert is an independent, peace-building organization with offices in Sri Lanka.

Annie Sullivan-Chin, Class of 2008, is Assistant Manager of Stone Soup, a CSA farm that produces farm shares for the community. This summer she is delivering the farm's produce via bike for zero-emisions.

Anne-Catherine Heuze, Class of 2009, has started work on a Masters Degree in Japanese in Paris.

Kaitlyn Szydlowski, Class of 2009, is working at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP & Associates in NYC as a corporate legal assistant in the Financial Institutions Group. She hopes to return to China soon.

Dr. Mohammed Jiyad finished his 50th year of teaching Arabic counting his first position teaching elementary school classes in Iraq through all his years at Mt. Holyoke. After one more year of reduced teaching at MHC, he is retiring completely from the college. You may currently email him at his Mount Holyoke email address.

Mrs. Nobue Yamashita is retiring from her Japanese Teaching Assistant position after 20 years. She will continue to be the Tea Ceremony Mistress. Her mailing address is 112 Ciruti, MHC, 50 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075.