Alles gute zum Geburtstag!

This spring, the department of German and Russian celebrates the 100th birthday of our esteemed colleague Dr. Will Sanders.  Countless students have benefitted from Dr. Sanders’ generosity thanks to the “Sanders Scholarship” that he established in 1989.  Thanks to his personal financial support, our students have spent summers learning German in Berlin, Freiburg, Vienna, and elsewhere; a trip that for many was life-changing.

As a way to celebrate Dr. Sanders, we are collecting memories of these trips and birthday wishes.  Did a summer trip help your German?  Do you have a special memory related to the Sanders scholarship?  Or would you just like to drop him a note (bonus points if you can impress him by throwing in a bit of German!)  Please send your memories and well-wishes to Dr. Sanders at

Dr. Alyssa Howards
Chair, German and Russian

Please click here to make a contribution to the Sanders Scholarship Fund.