Samuel McKnight posing for a headshot
5.01.2018
By Roanoke College News

Critical Language Scholarship Allows Studies in Russia

Samuel McKnight '20 has been awarded Roanoke College's first Critical Language Scholarship, which he will use to study the Russian Language in Vladimir, Russia. The program mandates that he sign a pledge promising that he will only speak Russian while abroad. "Dr. Munsey, my Russian professor, has been unceasingly encouraging to me," McKnight said. "I would not have received this award without Jenny Rosti's help, her advice, her encouragement, and, at times, a tough shove from her in the right direction."