Salvete omnes! My name is Alexandra Howell, and I am the 2016-2017 Megale Hyparchos. I was born and raised in New Orleans where I fell in love with the classics over nine years ago in my first Latin class. After high school, I made the trek up the Mississippi to attend Rhodes College, where I am currently a rising senior and a member of the Beta Psi Chapter. At Rhodes, I have found a home in the classics department where I am a Greek and Roman Studies major with a concentration in Material Culture. I hope to go to continue my studies in a graduate program after graduation focusing on classical archeology and languages.
Through a love of the Romans and Greeks, I have created new friends among my fellow members of the Beta Psi chapter and other classics majors. I am thrilled to serve these friends and HΣΦ as Megale Hyparchos nationally and locally as the Prytanis of our chapter at Rhodes.
In the coming year, I hope to reach out to new schools and inactive chapters to help HΣΦ grow for future classics students and to help my fellow officers fulfill their duties. Here’s to a great year and leaving HΣΦ better than before!