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October 17, 2001

St. Edward's University student receives recognition from New Mexico German Summer School faculty

St. Edward's University student Jesus Santos of Laredo was voted "most outstanding student" by the University of New Mexico's German Summer School faculty in Taos, N.M. Santos also obtained a Language Proficiency Certification administered by the Goethe-Institute, which satisfies admission requirements for German universities and helps individuals in a competitive job market. Santos and another St. Edward's student made the highest score on the Language Proficiency Certification; the highest level ever achieved since St. Edward's participation with the program.

Since 1986 St. Edward's University has participated in Die Deutsche Sommerschule, which is a unique total immersion program in German studies for students and teachers and one of the most prestigious programs of its kind in the United States. Students are able to focus on literature, history, politics, and the performing arts while expanding their knowledge of the German language and culture.

Santos, who was awarded a round trip ticket to Germany from Lufthansa Airlines, was singled out among other students who attended the program from University of California at Berkeley, Michigan State University, Rice University and Harvard University.

Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St Edward's University is an independent Catholic liberal arts university of 4,100 students located in Austin, Texas.

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