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Ms. Sarah Murray will receive the department's 2018 Alumni Achievement Award.   Sarah Murray is Associate Director of Indiana University’s Office of International Development. In this role, she facilitates short-term exchange programs focused on leadership development, building networks, and cultural exchange through people-to-people relations. Ms. Murray graduated from Western Michigan University in 2009 with Bachelors of Arts degrees in French and Global and International Studies. While at WMU, she studied abroad in France, Germany, Greece, and Italy. Upon graduation, she participated in a term of service with LISC AmeriCorps and continued to work in community and economic development across Michigan, providing technical expertise to municipalities and securing funding from state and federal agencies for infrastructure and community development initiatives. 


Each year the Department of World Languages and Literatures recognizes an alumnus or alumna with the Alumni Achievement Award.

2018: Sarah Murray

2017: Jason Albaugh

2016: Rebekkah Zanotti

2015: Ellen Knuth

2014: Jessica Sturm

2013: Monique Coyne

2012: Jeanne Friedman

2011: Dr. Cynthia Ruoff

2010: Dr. Aaron Boesenecker

2009: Roberto Zuniga

2008: Dr. John Van Gessel

2007: Dr. Lawrence Kuiper

2005: Thomas Petzold

2004: John Beaudoin

2003: Dr. Mary-Kathleen (Gernant) Blanchard

2002: Dr. Steven F. Kokmeyer

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