Skye Rothstein ’24, Kelany De La Cruz ’24, and Jackie Mack MA ’25.
Three Bard Chinese language students have been accepted to the National Collegiate Chinese Honor Society in 2023. Skye Rothstein ’24, Kelany De La Cruz ’24, and Jackie Mack MA ’25 were recommended for entry by Huiwen Li, visiting assistant professor of Chinese at Bard College and a member of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA (CLTA-USA). Rothstein, De La Cruz, and Mack were among 104 students from 20 schools across the U.S. to be accepted to the National Collegiate Chinese Honor Society, which was founded to recognize the outstanding academic achievement of college students in learning Chinese as a second language, and aims to encourage continuous learning in the language, literature, and culture.
It is sponsored by CLTA-USA, an organization founded in 1962 and dedicated to the study of Chinese language, culture, and pedagogy. It supports the establishment and maintenance of quality Chinese programs, K-16 articulation, teacher education and professional development, and is committed to providing leadership, scholarship, and service to its members and beyond.