Two Dedman College undergraduate students were awarded the U.S. Department of State’s prestigious Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). The CLS covers all expenses for an eight-to-ten-week immersive summer abroad experience for undergraduate students to learn one of 14 languages important for American national security and economic prosperity. Rodney Johnson graduated in Fall 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. He will be studying Arabic this summer in either Jordan, Morocco, or Oman. EJ Rorem, a third-year Political Science and Statistical Science major, will be traveling to Dushanbe, Tajikistan this summer to continue learning Persian. EJ is a member of the Dedman College Scholars, Tower Scholars and University Honors Programs.