My name is Sommer Martin and I currently live in Rockingham, NC with my husband Chris. I plan to graduate from UNC-P in the fall of 2013. I graduated from Richmond Community College in 2010 with an Associates of Arts degree and then transferred to UNC-P the following semester.
I chose to study Spanish because of the influence of a great Spanish instructor from the community college as well as my own personal interest and enjoyment of the language and culture. I’m glad that I choose UNC-P because the Spanish department here is great. My favorite part is the small class sizes that we enjoy because we are a small department at a small university. We have more one on one time and more personal relationships with our instructors than what other students do. This is very crucial in the language learning process.
During my time in the department my Spanish fluency has increased dramatically as well as my cultural knowledge. Another thing that I love about the Spanish department is that all the professors push us to try harder and do our best; they are patient with us as we continue to learn.
I am currently a member of the Spanish Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi. Also, I helped start the Spanish conversation club “La Voz del Español” with my classmate Jennifer Hanna as part of a class project and I hope it continues to thrive and grow, even after we graduate. I plan to use my degree to teach Spanish in a local high school.
Hometown: Gibson, NC
Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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