Three SUNY Oswego students, a faculty member and a staff member were recently inducted into the SUNY Oswego chapter of Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society.

Momoko Ogiso, Kayli Clubine and Eric Worrell were honored for their outstanding academic achievement in German as well as for their participation in cultural events focusing on the German-speaking countries. Music professor Paul Leary and Artswego programming coordinator Lowell Hutcheson were similarly recognized for their strong support of Oswego’s German language programs.

From different backgrounds, the three students share a common interest in the value of studying German at Oswego. Hailing from Takayama, Japan, Ogiso is majoring in both German and international studies. She studied in Bayreuth this past summer and will study abroad in spring 2020 through Oswego’s partner institution in Kempten. She hopes to live and work in Germany after graduation.

Clubine, a major in studio art and a minor in German, left her hometown of Syracuse to study in Fulda, Germany, this past summer. She plans to market her skills globally and would like to pursue “job opportunities in a beautiful, friendly, and fascinating country like Germany.” 

Majoring in political science and minoring in German, Worrell of Manlius also hopes to live in a German-speaking country.

Dr. Patrick Schultz and Dr. Ana Djukic-Cocks of the department of modern languages and literatures welcomed the new members and thanked them for their dedication to German and its attendant cultures.

From left are Schultz, Leary, Hutcheson, Clubine, Ogiso, Worrell and Djukic-Cocks. 

-- Submitted by Dr. Patrick Schultz