Two John Carroll University students and a recent graduate have each earned a diploma in business French from the Paris Chamber of Commerce:

  • William Cook ’13, of Palos Heights, Illinois, graduated from JCU in May 2013. He double majored in political science and French, and studied at the University of Paris during his sophomore year. Cook also served for four years with JCU’s We the People Service Learning Program, helping fifth-grade students in Cleveland learn about the U.S. Constitution and citizenship.
  • Natasha Corrigan ’16, of Westlake, Ohio, plans to major in international business with language and culture, and minor in entrepreneurship. Following high school, she studied in Belgium for 11 months through the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. Corrigan lived with three host families, attended school, and became fluent in French.
  • Megan Mulligan ’15, of Columbus, Ohio, is majoring in psychology with a concentration in neuroscience, and minoring in French. She is a member of JCU Emergency Medical Services and the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

To earn the diploma, the students passed a series of examinations in comprehending, writing, and speaking French in business settings. The written and listening portions of the test were sent from Paris, administered on the JCU campus, and then returned to Paris for evaluation. The students also each took two oral examinations with French speakers living in the Cleveland area.

Posted on July 3, 2013