Commencement Awards and Honors (2012)

This year Classics recognized three of its students with named awards and honors: Mitch Cordes, Dan Egli, and Rachel Barkley.

            The Harold A. Mouzon Scholarship in Classical Studies is the highest distinction that a Classics major can achieve. This year the Department recognized Mitch Cordes as the recipient of the Award. As an AB Classics major, Mitch completed coursework in Latin and Greek (at the advanced level) as well as ancient culture courses. He also graduated with a BS degree in Biochemistry. Following graduation Mitch will be commissioned in the U.S. Navy and will begin medical school at the Uniformed Services University in Maryland.

            The Robert H. Duryea Jr. Memorial Scholarship is given to the Classics major, who demonstrates the highest performance in the Latin language. This year’s recipient was Dan Egli.  Dan completed a major in Classics and an additional minor in Latin. He excelled in such courses as Ovid, Medieval Latin, Roman Biography, and Latin prose composition. Dan plans to teach Latin at the high school level.

            The Department’s Outstanding Student Award for 2012 went to Rachel Barkley. Rachel Barkley graduated from the Honors College with majors in both Classics and Historic Preservation, and a minor in Creative Writing. Rachel excelled not only in her outstanding performance in both Latin language and Classical civilization courses, but also in her ability to make connections and see the relationships between all of the subjects that she studied. In the near future Rachel plans to attend graduate school in Museum Studies.

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