Candidate 2 for Megas Hyparchos 2020-21: Adam Wyatt

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By Katherine Panagakos on June 30, 2020.

Quick Facts:

  • Adam Wyatt
  • Beta Psi at Rhodes College
  • Rising
  • Greek and Roman Studies major, with a focus in ancient languages, and a music minor

In their own words:

Hi! I’m Adam Wyatt, an upcoming senior at Rhodes College and member of the Beta Psi chapter of Eta Sigma Phi. I am a Greek and Roman Studies major, with a focus in ancient languages, and a music minor. I am also a member of the Rhodes Singers, the premier vocal group at Rhodes College, and Phi Alpha Theta. After graduating, I hope to pursue a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Late Antique History. I am otherwise an avid reader, writer, and aspiring map collector

Why Adam wants to by your Megas Hyparchos:

I have been an active member of Eta Sigma Phi since my induction in Spring 2018. I had the opportunity to study in Rome for four months with the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (Centro) in Fall 2019. While there, I also had the opportunity to intern at the American Academy in Rome, working in the collections department to help document the Academy’s collection of ancient artifacts. I also served as a Student Resident Assistant for the Centro’s director, Franco Sgariglia; in this role, I helped meet student concerns and maintain the Centro’s facilities. 

I also have three years of museum experience. I first worked as an intern at the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology, helping to curate and present artifacts for events and guests. I subsequently worked for two consecutive summers at the DoSeum, the children’s museum in San Antonio, Texas. This experience helped hone my leadership skills, stepping in to fill gaps and helping coordinate staff and volunteers to augment guest experience and maintain the facilities.

Because of my familiarity with many classicists from other schools, I would be able to easily contact schools without chapters or inactive chapters and foster relations with them. I could also reach out to past and current students at the Centro because of my connection with the director. Because of my past experience in customer service and work as a Resident Assistant, I feel comfortable reaching out and connecting with other institutions I do not have a previous familiarity with.

I hope, if elected to this position, to help grow the Classics community and network with peers who share my love for the Ancient World!