April 29, 2021.
Madeline Fox, a summa cum laude Spring 2021 graduate, is a Classical Civilization major. In the department, she worked as both a Latin Tutor and a Research Assistant for Dr. Bromberg. Even though it was impossible to pick just one of her favorite memories and experiences in the Classics department, reading Greek Tragedy with Dr. Scott, reading Cicero with Dr. Peryn, and studying Roman cognition with Dr. Lee are some of her favorites. She most valued getting to know and learn from faculty who are so passionate about what they do. This allowed her to truly appreciate Classics, which has informed so much of what she studies as someone who also focuses on English and Philosophy. As a Marshall scholar, she will be getting her Master of Arts degree next year at the University of York in Medieval Literatures and Languages. Her long-term goal is to earn her PhD in English.
Chloe Ruby, a Spring 2021 graduate, is a Classical Civilization major and has earned Departmental Honors with her thesis: “How Greek Tragedy and the Concept of Catharsis could act as a Didactic Tool for Empathy in Healthcare.” Her favorite memories and experiences in the Classics department go all the way back to the first classes she took in the department with Dr. Korzeniewski and Dr. Scott. These classes were so fun that they convinced her to go for the major. Chloe values the variety of topics that her Classics major has given her room to explore, as well as how invested the department’s faculty are in their students. Starting in August, Chloe will be attending Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine with the goal of becoming a primary care doctor.
Michael Russo, a summa cum laude Spring 2021 graduate, is a Classical Civilization major. Michael particularly enjoyed interacting with professors over shared interests and has found the insight gained from these connections to be most memorable. He values the relationships he has made with members of the department, as well as how enjoyable and enriching the Classics major has made his college experience. After taking a year off, Michael will attend law school.
Meg Sanglikar, a summa cum laude Spring 2021 graduate, is a Latin Language major and has earned Departmental Honors with her thesis: “Infelix Dido vs. Δεινὴ Medea: Fate and the Puella Relicta Trope in Ancient Myth.” She worked as both a Latin and Ancient Greek tutor, as a research assistant for Dr. Weaver, and as a UTA for Dr. Scott. Along with Latin literature, Meg greatly enjoyed reading a variety of Ancient Greek poetry with Dr. Persyn and Dr. Bromberg. She greatly values all the professors and fellow Classics students she has met through her journey, as they inspired her to write her honors thesis and pursue Classics further. Next year, she will be getting a Master of Arts degree in Classics from the University of Chicago. After that, she plans on pursuing a PhD in Classics.