Shannon R. Funkhouser, '11
Languages studied at Union: French and German
Awards and Achievements:
Dean's List: 2009-2011
Departmental Honors in Psychology and French
Psi Chi National Psychology Honors Society
Enjoying the flowers at the Marché des Lices in Rennes - The second largest market in France
Title of French senior project: "Coco Chanel: De la rue à la haute couture – Adaptant la nouvelle femme."
Title of Psychology thesis: "Theory of Mind, Prosocial Behavior, and Temperament in Preschoolers."
Statement: "French has been a love of mine ever since I took my first French class at the age of 11. Over the last ten years that love has grown and evolved. The experiences that the language and culture have provided, both in the classroom with the truly incredible French faculty and during my term abroad in Rennes living with a host family, have proved to be invaluable teachers. They have opened my eyes to the beauty of language, its power to connect people, and the critical importance of international awareness. The joy that I have experienced from speaking and writing in a second language will always be an important part of my time at Union, and I hope to continue exploring that joy as I graduate."