Richard Busch

Richard Busch graduated magna cum laude from Rider University in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and a minor in Political Science.  While at Rider he was on Dean’s List for six semesters.  He was also inducted into la Société d’Honneur Française (the National French Honor Society) Pi Delta Phi on April 23rd, 2013. Richard graduated with over 30 credits from French Courses alone. These include French language, culture, and history. Among other clubs and activities, Richard was a speaker at the campus academic film symposium. He compared the differences between the French film, Cyrano de Bergerac by Jean-Paul Rappeneau and the  American film Roxanne, an adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac starring Steve Martin. He also participated in French Club and French Table (this is where a group of students are lead by a faculty member in a discussion completely in French). In addition to his courses, Richard worked for three years in the Foreign Language Media Center; two of those three years he spent as the lab supervisor. The Media Center catered to any and all students and faculty in the Foreign Language department of the university. His responsibilities included aiding students and faculty members in using the lab equipment, organizing work schedules for the employees of the lab, teaching and explaining how to use the equipment and software provided in the lab, correcting minor technical problems that arose and creating language learning CDs. Richard has been interested in the French language and culture since middle school. Since then, his passion and knowledge of the French language and culture have grown exponentially. He is a lifelong learner who continues to explore everything French.