Anderson, Indiana

Alumni Info

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Alumni Info

Currently I am an attorney employed by Pratt Aycock, PLLC in Tennessee. After graduating from AU, I received a Master's in Spanish Linguistics from Purdue University and then completed my Juris Doctorate from the University of Tennessee.
Anderson University and the Department of Modern Foreign Languages helped me to open every door between me and my career goals. My classes, study abroad experience, and extracurriculars gave me the foundation, experience, and confidence to excel in my graduate studies and my career. The one-on-one attention and tailored curriculum available in MFL and Anderson University ensure that students have access to every available tool. Thank you to each and every professor and staff member who went above and beyond to give support. 
- Micha Buffington-Huestis, 2009 graduate, Attorney at Pratt Aycock, PLLC

Some Highlights

  • A state-of-the-art computer language lab—complete with Internet access, CD/ROM drives, a big screen television, VCR and DVD player, and satellite programming from around the world—is available to students.
  • The department taps into central Indiana's growing Hispanic population with community service projects in schools, hospitals and businesses, allowing students to interact with native Spanish speakers.
  • AU is active in Alpha Mu Gamma (AMG), the national collegiate foreign language honor society. Five students have won AMG scholarships in as many years, and one student received the only national AMG scholarship for summer study at Laval University in Quebec.
  • Language opportunities are found on campus through foreign language chapel services and Immersion Nights, which are social events where no English is spoken.
  • Recent AU graduates are employed as teachers in elementary and secondary schools throughout the United States and abroad. Others serve in a variety of agencies, business and medical enterprises, or in the mission field.

Unique Opportunities

The Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures is active in the Tri-S program. Foreign language students have participated in recent trips to France, the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Spain.

Graduate Schools

Ball State University
Duke Divinity School
Irvine School of Medicine
Loma Linda School of Medicine


Anderson University
Bantam Dell Publishing
Church of God Mission Board
Habitat For Humanity
Humboldt State University
Madison County Prosecutor's Office
Peace Corps
Random House, Inc.
Stanley Security Solutions
Teaching English as a Second Language in Japan
various school systems nationwide