W.M. Keck Center for Language Study

The Keck Center in Lawrence Hall is a high-tech space for the exploration of language and culture, promoting global perspectives in education.

Global Perspectives

The center's robust technology and study space support our commitment as a university to broaden students' perspectives. The center creates opportunities for students to explore diverse ways of thinking through both academic study and immersion in new languages and cultures.

Departments and Programs of Interest

The Keck Center is open to all students on campus, but is utilized most significantly in the curricula of the following departments and programs:

Keck Center Staff

Director of the Keck Center for Language Study
Lawrence Hall - Keck Center

Language Interns

Each year Colgate hosts foreign language interns from eight different countries. With offices in the Keck Center, students are invited to develop their conversational language skills by speaking with these native speakers.

Their office is located in 17A2 Lawrence Hall.

Office Hours

Beatrice Triches


Office hours: TU 2:30-4, TH 2:30-5, and by appointment

Gabrielle Michel


Office hours: TU 2:00-4:00, TH 3:00-5:00, and by appointment

Nikita Pronkin


TH 4:30-5:30 in Lawrence 201, and by appointment 

Itziar Rodríguez Messtorff

Pia Eger


Office hours: TU 2:00-4:00, W 1:00-2:00, and by appointment

Office hours: M-TU-W-TH, 2:00-4:00PM

Arabic Language Intern
Keck Center, Lawrence Hall

Chih-ling Yang