Professor helps open German Studies pipeline

 Sabine Smith
Sabine Smith

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan 20, 2021) — There are a couple of reasons German Studies looms large for Kennesaw State University students majoring in foreign languages and fields as diverse as engineering, the sciences, music and the arts, criminal justice and international business.

Sabine Smith’s determination to make KSU’s program as comprehensive, rigorous, relevant and inclusive as possible is one of them. As German Studies program coordinator and professor in the Department of Foreign Languages in Kennesaw State’s Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences, her efforts have generated more than $1.25 million to support the study of German language and culture at KSU. 

Her work has also contributed to the designation of KSU’s German Studies program as metro Atlanta’s largest and Georgia’s second largest, as well as its recognition as a “National Center of Excellence” by the American Association of Teachers of German.    

Smith’s latest contribution is garnering a $310,000 grant from The Halle Foundation that will help open a pipeline for high school students who may ultimately pursue German Studies at Kennesaw State University.

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