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Linda Montross

Linda Montross

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Five Latin teachers in northern Virginia formed a committee to write and administer the first National Latin Exam in 1978. Eta Sigma Phi has already recognized three of these “founding mothers” with Lifetime Achievement Awards: Jane Hall (2006), Sally Davis (2010), and Christine Sleeper (2010). A fourth member of the…

Martha G. Abbott

Martha G. Abbott

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In the 1970s, when Latin enrollments around the country were plummeting, Martha “Marty” Abbott, made the decision to add a Latin minor to her Spanish major at the University of Mary Washington – Mary Washington College at the time. (Latin was not as cool in the 70s as it is…

Martha Davis

Martha Davis

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Professor Davis is well known to us for her participation in our annual conventions with a host of students from Zeta Beta; and she also graciously hosted our 79th convention at Temple University in 2007. Martha Davis received her BA and MA from Florida State University before moving to Cornell…

Fred Mench

Fred Mench

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Dr. Mench received his B.A. in Classics from Kenyon College where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. His first academic position was at the University of Texas at Austin, and, in 1971, he joined the faculty at Stockton where he…

Thomas J. Sienkewicz

Thomas J. Sienkewicz

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The title of this award indicates very clearly the reason for its bestowal on the recipient. That person will have amassed impressive evidence of noteworthy deeds; and that service to his or her discipline, associates, and the community at large will have been performed over the course of enough years…

Brent Froberg

Brent Froberg

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Picture this: fifty-two years ago, March 1962, the Theta Chapter at Indiana University holds an Eta Sigma Phi Induction Ceremony. A young man, probably in a bow-tie, whose coursework in that second semester of his sophomore year included Virgil’s Aeneid and Elementary Greek, was inducted as a member of our…

Sister Thérèse Marie Dougherty

Sister Thérèse Marie Dougherty

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It is a great honor, as well as a formidable task, to present to you our second honoree of this evening, Sister Thérèse Marie Dougherty. Professor Dougherty earned her BA degree at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and then moved on to the Catholic University of America in…

Robert W. Ulery, Jr.

Robert W. Ulery, Jr.

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This evening, ladies and gentlemen, it is the privilege of Eta Sigma Phi to honor an institution at Wake Forest University. Robert W. Ulery, Jr. was a member of the faculty at Wake Forest for forty years before his retirement in 2011, and he has not held a position at…

Theodore A. Tarkow

Theodore A. Tarkow

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Our second honoree of this evening is Theodore Tarkow, who joined the faculty of the University of Missouri in 1970 as an Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, and who has risen to the rank of full professor. Since 1982 he has also been Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, with…

Susan Marquis

Susan Marquis

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Do you remember fondly that wonderful woman who introduced you to the Latin language in middle school or high school? Do you perhaps instead think back to an experience of learning beginning Latin that was not so pleasant, and wish you had had the ideal instructor? One of this year’s…

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