Success Stories

Ivana Rehman Awarded NFMLTA Dissertation Support Grant 


Ivana Rehman, a PhD candidate in the Applied Linguistics and Technology program of the English Department, was awarded a National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association (NFMLTA) dissertation support grant. Thanks to this award, Ivana will be able to fund a part of the data collection process for her dissertation, which focuses on testing a computer-assisted pronunciation program designed for vowel production training. 

"While working on polishing my application materials for the NFMLTA grant, I actively engaged with the CCE and it has been a wonderful learning opportunity. CCE Consultant Kim Becker provided extremely useful feedback, and she was able to inspire me to find the best language to express my thoughts on paper. Kim did great in helping me condense the material while preserving the main message. The skills I gained during this process will be remarkably useful throughout my career in academia and beyond."  Read More

Andrea Flinn Received Critical Language Scholarship

Andrea Flinn, PhD student in the Applied Linguistics and Technology program of the English Department, was recently awarded a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic in Meknes, Morocco. The Critical Language Scholarship provides summer study abroad opportunities for American university and college students to learn foreign languages in immersive environments. Read More

Juan Bibiloni-Rivera Selected as 2020 Truman Scholar

Juan Bibiloni-Rivera, a senior in the department of Mechanical Engineering at ISU, has been selected as a 2020 Truman Scholar, becoming the first Truman Scholar at Iowa State in 14 years. Becoming a Truman Scholar will allow Juan to pursue his dream of a career in public service to create public transit and infrastructure policy to enhance the lives of marginalized populations in the U.S. Read More