SALVETE ET KAI XAIPETE! My name is Emma Vanderpool. I hail from Frankfort, Illinois, and I am a rising senior at Monmouth College and President of the Gamma Omicron Chapter. Having served as Megale Hyparchos this past year, I am honored to have been elected as your Megale Prytanis for this upcoming school year. I studied Latin for four years in high school. My Latin teacher, Matthew Katsenes, encouraged me to imagine a future with Classics in it, and for that I am eternally grateful. I am now a Latin and history double major, and upon graduation, I am planning to pursue further study in Classics and to teach Latin at the high school level.
I have found some of my dearest friends in the Monmouth Classics Department, and I have found a group of friends, who share my enthusiasm for the Classics and find the same joy in the ancient texts as myself, both in my own chapter and in chapters across the country. Eta Sigma Phi has given me so much, and I am excited to continue to give back to the organization.
In the upcoming year, I hope to continue the work that I began last year and continue revitalizing the Eta Sigma Phi Facebook page. This page, in particular, acts as an accessible portal through which we can communicate with current members, alumni, and even potential chapters. Be sure to like the page, to participate in the Certamen questions, and to reach out to us there or through our email, firstname.lastname@example.org. We love to share your scholastic achievements, community outreach programs, and chapter activities through the page with members across the nation.