"The Spanish MA Program helped me achieve excellence in the language I love. The experience as a Graduate Teaching Assistant not only helped me to develop as a professional in the field, but allowed me to discover the greatness and humility of teaching Spanish”.
Omar Carmona-Sánchez graduated in spring of 2005 and he has authored a Spanish MA Thesis and two book reviews. Carmona- Sánchez has also presented papers at national and international conferences. Omar Carmona-Sánchez graduated with honors Cum Laude from the Law School at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico.
“The Spanish MA program has not only helped me achieve excellence in my native language but the experience gained and the degree earned helped me acquire a job in the higher learning field on the academic administrative side.”
Aníbal Torres graduated of the Masters of Arts in Spanish program at UCF in 2012 and received his BA in Spanish and History from UCF in 2009. He has moderated and presented papers at local and regional academic conferences. His essays include the Spanish Medieval literature with emphasis in El Cid and the works of Cervantes. His creative work is related to the themes of the theatrical production of the Spanish Golden Age. Torres is currently working in academic administration and pursuing a Master's of Arts in Management at Webster University in Orlando, Florida.
“In 2010, my love of learning led me to UCF. At this institution, I was able to acquire the content knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in my career and educational pursuits. Among other academic benefits, I was fortunate to be granted a Graduate Teaching Assistantship which enabled me to teach at the university level and complete my Spanish MA with a 4.0 GPA. I graduated in 2012.”
Nancy Elena Vinces was the president of the 12th SaGA Colloquium and she was part of the editorial board of the SaGA Proceedings of this conference. She published her Spanish MA thesis on the works of María de Zayas y Sotomayor. Her academic essays include the works of Cervantes and her creative work is related to the style and works of Calderón de la Barca. Before attending UCF, Vinces received her BA in Psychology and Spanish with minors in Education and Interdisciplinary Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University. Professor Vinces teaches Spanish courses at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.