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Honors Program

Alumni Spotlight


Jocelyn Cordell is a 2012 graduate who majored in Romance Languages with two minors in Music and International Affairs. She is spending the current year teaching English in Korea before pursuing graduate studies in International Diplomacy.

 A honors program participant, she spent her Fall semester abroad in Angers, France where she was featured as a soloist in a selection of sacred Baroque repertoire by Monteverdi, Lully, and Charpentier.

 Her musical passions served as the catalyst for the Honors Program Service Learning collaboration with nationally acclaimed composer Dan Ellsey. In the spring of 2011, the team composed and presented a combined instrumental piece titled Memories of Autumn: Trust in the Values of Friendship, which consisted of both a live acoustic orchestra and a complementary electronic score created through a software program developed by MIT professor Todd Machover.

 While not singing or composing, Jocelyn participated in a variety of activities including Model UN as Head delegate and as a Music Chairwoman of her sorority Alpha Sigma Tau.