Previous Events


Farewell to Dr. David Ross

GIAL began classes in Fall 1999, with 62 students, and presented its first graduating class in 2000. David Ross served as GIAL’s President since its inception. Since then, 320 degrees have been awarded, including B.A.’s in International Service and M.A.’s in Applied Linguistics, Language and Cultural Studies, and World Arts. GIAL alumni serve in language […]


Mayers Endowed Faculty Chair of Applied Anthropology Celebration

In recognition of Dr. Marvin K. Mayers’, teaching, writing, research and visionary leadership in the field of anthropology studies, the Board of Trustees of the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL), established the Marvin K. Mayers Faculty Chair of Applied Anthropology in 2012.


Broadway at the Troutt’s

Through the generosity of Lisa and Kenny Troutt, who opened their gorgeous home for the event, Jennie and Tom Gilchrist launched “Broadway at the Troutt’s”. It was a fun and entertaining evening benefiting GIAL student aid and scholarships.

W.W. Caruth III Endowed Scholarship Luncheon

GIAL hosted a luncheon at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas honoring W.W. “Bill” Caruth III, GIAL’s Board of Trustees Chairman. Bill was honored for his long time of service to GIAL. He has been a part of GIAL’s board since its founding fifteen years ago and was elected chairman in 2001. His unwavering support has been instrumental to GIAL’s success.