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Alpha Mu Gamma studies languages

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Juanita Kelly-Hill

By Juanita Kelly-Hill

Staff Writer

Alpha Mu Gamma at LCC is an honor society that serves students who major in world languages, are enrolled in a foreign language class, and/or are studying American Sign Language.

According to its mission statement, the club recognizes achievement in the field of foreign-language study, stimulates a desire for linguistic attainment, and encourages a continuing interest in the study of foreign languages. 

Faculty Adviser Julie Gloss explained the requirements that one must meet in order to become a member of the club.

“Students need to have an overall GPA of 3.0 (and) good standing in their world language course,” Gloss said. “And there is also a fee of $35, but (that) can possibly be covered by funding if needed.”

Gloss said she recommends the club to anyone who is interested in languages and cultures, and how they interact with each other.

“We have members who speak different languages, such as Somali, Japanese, Spanish, Farces and Chinese, and they are able to learn from each other,” Gloss shared.

LCC Student Claire Cantrell is a member of Alpha Mu Gamma.

“My favorite thing about the club is that it gives us the opportunity to connect with people who enjoy language learning,” Cantrell said. “I have learned a lot from this club that I wasn’t able to learn in class.”

Cantrell also shared her favorite event that she has participated in with the club.

“We had an event where we met polyglot Amnon Caeyric,” Cantrell said. “He shared with us all the opportunities that can be possible with language learning, and also shared his personal tips about learning. Additionally, he pointed out his emotional benefits of mastering a foreign language.”

For more information regarding the Alpha Mu Gamma club, contact Faculty Adviser Julie Gloss at glossj1@lcc.edu.

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