WLC Global Student Ambassadors

CATEGORIES: October 2014

WLC is pleased to introduce our new Global Student Ambassadors: Mark Hannasch, Taylor Thenhaus, and Ouma Amadou. Following the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ LAS Ambassadors Program, WLC Student Ambassadors will represent the department on campus in a variety of ways. They will help us create departmental promotional materials, reach out to other students in WLC, and answer students’ questions about coursework, majors, and study abroad programs.  We believe our student ambassadors will offer a unique perspective on what students might want to know about the study of world languages and cultures.

Here are this year’s WLC Global Student Ambassadors:


– Ouma Amadou is a native of Columbia, MO. She is currently a double major in French and Women’s and Gender Studies. She is active in many organizations on campus including Freshmen Council (Social Justice Committee) and the University Honors Program.


– Mark Hannasch is a junior majoring in Spanish and Linguistics. After graduation, Mark  hopes to live abroad working either as a translator or a teacher of English. This past summer, Mark travelled to Puerto Barrios Guatemala for a 2 month mission trip. 


– Taylor Thenhaus is a Spanish major seeking an endorsement in K-12 education.  Most recently, Taylor studied abroad in Costa Rica and plans on studying abroad again in Valencia, Spain. She is very passionate about language, traveling, and culture.  

Please say hello to Mark, Ouma, and Taylor when you see them around the department. We are very excited to be working with them this year!