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World Languages

Smirna Garcia

Smirna Garcia, M.A.

Assistant Professor of World Languages

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Smirna Garcia, M.A.

Assistant Professor of World Languages


Michelle Rai

Michelle Rai, M.S. - Chair

Assistant Professor of Communication

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Michelle Rai, M.S. - Chair

Assistant Professor of Communication

Michelle Konn Rai, M.S., specializes in public relations and integrated marketing communications. She has worked as an enrollment counselor, assistant director of enrollment services, and director of public relations. A current project is working on PUC's branding and marketing plan with the vice president for marketing and enrollment. She enjoys chasing after her two-year-old daughter, Sophie; playing on the faculty/staff volleyball team for intramurals; surfing when back in Hawaii; playing tennis; and introducing exotic cuisine to the communication department faculty.


Degrees

B.A. in Communication, Pacific Union College
1997
B.S. in Journalism, Pacific Union College
1997
M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communication, Golden Gate University
2007

Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti

Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti, Ph.D. - Chair

Professor of World Languages

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Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti, Ph.D. - Chair

Professor of World Languages

Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti specializes in applied and sociolinguistics. She has worked as a Foreign Language Testing Specialist at the Center for Applied Linguistics and has taught ESL teacher training, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at the college level as well as linguistics, literature, film, business and medical Spanish. She was recipient of a Title VII Fellowship in Bilingual Education from the U.S. Department of Education. Her hobbies and interests include linguistics, anthropology, archeology, international travel, and gardening.


Degrees

B.A., Andrews University
1989
M.S., Georgetown University
1991
Ph.D., Georgetown University
2002