"My name is Meaghan, I'm 25 years old and am a senior majoring in French. My freshman year in college I was a declared biology major but realized three years into this program that I would not be happy in the field of biology. I needed to study what I loved! I took some time off of school to support my little family and in 2007 I was hired full time as the Administrative Assistant in the Registrar's Office at SUU. As a staff member I was able to take courses as professional development so I started with just one French class, just for fun! There is a saying at SUU that this institution provides "private school attention at public school prices," and this was exactly what I experienced. The teachers, Rosa and Elise, really do care about their students, they are encouraging, intelligent and patient. The professors are what kept me working on my B.A. in French. I plan on finishing my degree and teaching French in high school. I just hope that I can be as successful of a teacher as they are, making a difference in the lives of my students."
- Meaghan Cottam
"Why study French? The reason that I decided to study it is because I love people. I had already begun my studies in Spanish and I wanted to gain a deeper understanding of different views and lifestyles. French has shown me that. I am Jacob Thompson, a 21-year-old senior from Fillmore Utah, a country boy from Hickville. I first got a taste of French when my sister studied it in high school. We would fight over which was better Spanish or French. I decided then that I hated French culture, people, and even their food. Because I took a French class for fun, I realized that I could not give this up. I remember sitting in class the third day of school. "There is no way that I could live without French in my life." I thought to myself. That is why I made it my Major! Even though my future is uncertain, I plan to go live in France for a time. I might either teach French later on in life or I might decide to be a translator. I love speaking, reading, writing, and listening to others in French. It's the best feeling in the world. Nothing tops it! Nothing!"
- Jacob Thompson