Apr 23

Congratulations to the Six New ALTs Selected from Hendrix College


Hendrix College record of six seniors have been accepted as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program:

  • Alex Berner, a psychology major from Keller, Texas
  • Jazmin Calixto, a psychology major/studio art minor from Dallas, Texas
  • Adrienne McGooden, a psychology major from Siloam Springs, Ark.
  • John Tran, a religious studies/neuroscience double major from Little Rock, Ark.
  • Katherine Verdaris, an economics major from Little Rock, Ark.
  • Hueseng Xiong, a biochemistry and molecular biology major/Chinese minor from Subiaco, Ark.

“I think this year’s success is largely the result of these students’ active participation in a broad range of Japanese cultural activities on campus and in the community,” Gwen Stockwell, director of ESOL and International Student Services for Hendrix, said.

“It has been great to see Japanese language and culture contribute to diversity on our campus and in our community. As a JET alumna myself—I served in Miyazaki, Japan, from 1998 to 2001—I’m delighted to see our graduates now be able to benefit from cultural exchange programs like this.”

Read more about the new ALTs and their experiences here!

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