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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…

Honorary Members: Eta Omicron at Assumption College

Honorary Members: Eta Omicron at Assumption College

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Professor Barry C. Knowlton Professor Knowlton received an M.A. in Latin from Syracuse University as well as an M.A. in English. He received his Ph.D. in History from Boston College. At Assumption College he has helped our small Classics program by teaching beginning and intermediate Latin as well as offering…

Honorary Members: Zeta at Denison University

Honorary Members: Zeta at Denison University

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Professor Max Leo Goldman Professor Goldman joined the Denison faculty this year and has been a strong supporter of student activities and of growing the majors and minors. He participates actively in the life of the department and society and did not have an opportunity when he was an undergraduate…

Honorary Members: Kappa Beta at Houston Baptist University

Honorary Members: Kappa Beta at Houston Baptist University

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President Robert B. Sloan, Jr. Robert Sloan is the President of Houston Baptist University. He has been a strong advocate not just for the study of Classics but also for its central position in the curriculum of the university. His vision strategy for the university is encapsulated in a document…

Honorary Members: Zeta Gamma at San Diego State University

Honorary Members: Zeta Gamma at San Diego State University

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Dr. Elizabeth Pollard Beth Pollard is a professor in the Department of History who specializes in ancient Rome; she is especially known for her very popular classes on magic and witchcraft. Outside of the classroom, she regularly helps plan field trips to museums or dramatic performances and mentors our students…

Eta Sigma Phi Welcomes Three New Chapters

Eta Sigma Phi Welcomes Three New Chapters

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New chapters at Augustana University (S. Dakota), the University of Virginia, and Houston Baptist University inducted students into the society this spring–again testifying to the geographic and institutional diversity of our association.  Thanks are owed to Jaclyn Lund and Prof. Sara Myers at the University of Virginia, Prof. Rocki Wentzel…

Bruins Join Eta Sigma Phi

Bruins Join Eta Sigma Phi

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Eta Sigma Phi welcomed its 239th chapter this January. The Iota Psi chapter at the University of California, Los Angeles completed its first induction ceremony on January 20th , inducting nine active members: Elizabeth Battey, Harold Francisco, John Ladouceur, Maxwell Mommsen, Rafael Moreno, Monica Pan, Michael Penny, Chris Sanders, and Elizabeth…

Alpha Upsilon Alumna Soars at NASA

Alpha Upsilon Alumna Soars at NASA

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Erica Meszaros, a member of the Alpa Upsilon chapter at the College of Wooster, has gone on to use her classics education to work for NASA.  She was inducted into the society in 2006, served as Hyparchos during the 2007-2008 academic year, and Prytanis in 2008-2009. Her undergraduate studies focused on…

Honorary Members: Iota Rho at Christendom College

Honorary Members: Iota Rho at Christendom College

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Dr. Kevin Tracy Since joining the faculty of Christendom College, Dr. Tracy has been a zealous supporter of Classics. He has frequently participated in our weekly Latin lunch table and Latin reading group. His Elementary Greek course has one of the highest enrollments of any Greek course at the college…

Honorary Members: Tau at the University of Kentucky

Honorary Members: Tau at the University of Kentucky

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Dr. Darrin V. Gulla As a lecturer in Economics at the University of Kentucky and enthusiastic classicist, Dr. Gulla has both hosted and actively participated in social events for classics faculty and students, has drawn interest to classical studies in his classes, and has even provided financial support through the…