Paige J. Valchuis, 12'
Double Major in French and Economics
Awards and Achievements:
Deans List (2009-2012)
Club or Student Organizations:
Member, Beta Psi Chapter of Delta Delta Delta
Paige and her friends on a bike tour in Barcelona during her fall term abroad in 2010 (from left to right: Kelsey Mulvihill, Paige Valchuis, Claire Lavelle, and Kat Egizi).
French Thesis Title: "Quels sont les facteurs clés qui définissent les économies et par conséquent, les cultures en France et aux États-Unis?"
Economics Thesis Title: "Do "Female" Occupations Negatively Affect Women's Likelihood of Obtaining Employer-provided Health Insurance?"
Statement: "The French program at Union college has provided me with many great opportunities and has broadened my cultural horizons. I am proud to receive this great honor at Union College and owe this recognition to all of my French professors that have challenged me to become the student I am today. Having the opportunity to study abroad in Rennes, France allowed me to grow and develop a true understanding of the language and rich culture in France. After I graduate I hope to continue my passion for writing and speaking in another language with a focus on international business."