In the spring of 2015, Buddy Delegal (International Studies/Spanish, 2015) was one of the first two students to work on the transcription and encoding of the Compendio histórico (1799), as part of a directed independent study led by Dr. Clayton McCarl. Buddy and fellow collaborator Kalthoum Elfasi presented with Dr. McCarl on this project at the Scholars Transforming Academic Research Symposium (STARS), in April 2015. Buddy continued working on the Compendio during the summer and fall of 2015, and presented at THATCamp Gainesville in the spring of 2016. Buddy subsequently completed a Master of Arts in Hispanic Linguistics at University of Florida in 2019. Buddy is pictured here in 2019.