Modern Classical Languages and Literatures :: Russian

Our Graduates

If you are an alumnus of our program and would like to be included on this site, please contact Dr. Ona Renner-Fahey at We would love to hear from you!


Joel Beckham, Russian Major
Jane Blevins, Russian and Business Majors
Krista Ford, Russian Major
Taylor Keister, Russian and German Majors
Emily Koffler, Russian and Political Science Majors
Tamara Lemeza, Russian Major
Tyler Theisen, Russian Major. After graduation, Tyler volunteered in the Peace Corps in Moldova.


Dailen Aichlmayr, Major in Russian. Dailen taught English in Russia following graduation.
Victoria Allen, Major in Russian
John Dunkum, Major in Russian
Vadeem Lemeza, Majors in Russian and Business


Ryan Berkshire, Majors in Russian and Music
Tyler Dolan, Majors in Russian and English.
Elizabeth Fullerton, Russian Major. Following graduation, Liz spent time in Tajikistan and then worked in Kazakhstan with the Peace Corps.


Chad Chittenden, Russian Major.
Jessica Eddison, Russian Major.
Abby Grewatz, Majors in Russian and Anthropology. Following graduation, Abby taught English in Moscow for a year. She then pursued a Master’s Degree at the University of Oregon, where she studied Russian folk art.                                                                                    Lily Scott, Majors in History and Russian. Lily entered a PhD program in Slavic at Berkeley.
Sarah Turner, Russian Major.


Katie Cole, Majors in French and Russian. Following graduation, Katie taught English in France.
Mylisa Jones, Majors in Russian and History. Mylisa received a Master's Degree in Slavic from the University of Kansas.
Mike Sherwood, Majors in History, Political Science and Russian.
Mike Welch, Majors in History and Russian.
John Windsor, Russian Major.


Shannon Criswell, Russian Major.
Jubal Watson, Majors in Russian and Liberal Studies.
Tessa Zolnikov, Russian Major. Following graduation, Tessa attended two summer Russian language programs and did volunteer work in Tajikistan. Following that she pursued an MBA at UM.


Anthony Kranz, Russian Major.
Hannah Heimbuch, Majors in Journalism & Russian.


Kristina Gizinski, Russian Major.
Thomas Barret, Russian Major. Following graduation, Thom spent a year in Russia teaching English.

Previous to 2005

Glen Grover, Russian Major (1998) Following graduation, spent three years in the Peace Corps in the Russian Far East. Received a Masters Degree in Russian at the University of Arizona in 2006.
Dr. James (Frank) Goodwin, Liberal Arts Major & Student of Russian (1986) Associate Professor of Russian at the University of Florida
Dr. Thomas Seifrid, B.S. in Wildlife Biology & Russian Major (1978) Professor of Russian at the University of Southern California