German Day 2024

February 15, 2024, 3:45 pm - 6:15 pm

Marcus Nanotechnology Building 1116-1118

Celebrate German Day with us and hear our students' success stories in double majoring or minoring in German, their experiences studying and interning abroad, and how German studies led them to their post-graduate careers. Learn about the relevance of German language skills and intercultural competence in the professional world from the perspective of the friends and partners of the German Program.

We will also appreciate our generous donors who enable so many of our students to go abroad and gain invaluable experience. Connect with us and our partners during the reception!

Event Schedule

3:45 – 4 p.m. Registration and Information Tables

German Program, Office of International Education (OIE), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Georgia Tech German Club

4 – 4:15 p.m. Welcoming and Opening Remarks

  • Richard Utz, Senior Associate Dean, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
  • John LyonSchool Chair, Charles Smithgall Jr. Institute Chair, and Professor of German, School of Modern Languages

4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Introduction to the German Program at Georgia Tech

Hyoun-A Joo, Program Director in German and Assistant Professor of German

  • Studying German at Georgia Tech with Nicholas Oselette (German minor, LBAT)
  • Lindsey Alexander (B.S. GEML, intern abroad)
  • Tina Hilko (B.S. ALIS, study and intern abroad, CSOTY)
  • Stella John (M.S. ALIS)

4:30 – 4:55 p.m. Introduction of our Partners

Kathrin KöppeCoordinator of Introductory Language Program in German and Senior Lecturer

  • Melanie Moltmann, Consul General of Germany
  • Urs Brönnimann, Consul General of Switzerland
  • Iman Stab, German-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern US
  • Erika Burk, Vice President of Human Resources, Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
  • Oliver Gorf, Executive Director, Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta
  • Christian Höferle, President and CEO, The Culture Mastery, LLC

4:55 – 5:10 p.m. Meet our Alumni

Britta KallinAssociate Chair in the School of Modern Languages and Associate Professor of German

  • Anne Lashinsky, Senior Salesforce Consultant, MHP – A Porsche Company
  • Kelly Kloster Hon, Senior Manager, Product Development Engineering, BD

    5:10 – 5:25 p.m. Appreciation of our Friends

    • Bettina Cothran, Georgia Tech Professor Emerita of German, The Dr. Bettina F. Cothran Scholarship
    • Eike Jordan, Chair & Trustee, The Halle Foundation
    • Barry Spurlock, Gail & Barry Study Abroad Scholarship
      • Jason Sodikin, ALIS and MATH 2023, LBAT 2023 participant, Cothran, Harvard Conference attendee with a scholarship from the Halle Foundation
      • Amelia Hoffs, aerospace engineering major with a minor in German, Vienna Early Immersion 2022 participant with a Spurlock Scholarship
      • Lauren Mellinger, chemical engineering major with a minor in German, LBAT 2023 participant with a Halle Foundation Scholarship
      • Sophia Stahl, B.S./M.S. ALIS student and “Halle Gateway” Scholarship Recipient

    5:25 – 6:15 p.m. Networking Reception & Information Tables

    German Program, Office of International Education (OIE), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Georgia Tech German Club

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