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Achievements

Bridget Thomas (Classical Studies major, '16) has been accepted into Tulane University's School of Architecture where she will pursue a master's degree in Preservation Studies.

Rebecca McMillian (B.A., Classical Civilizations, '15) is pursuing a master's degree in Library Science at Louisiana State University.

Dr. Connie Rodriguez has been appointed to serve on the Societies Committee of the Archaeological Institute of America beginning in April 2016.  The Committee is charged with the continual review of the Institute's programs and benefits for more than 100 Local Societies and members, and has the responsibility of recommending to the Governing Board or the President ways of improving benefits to our members that support the aims and best interests of the Institute as a whole. In addition the Committee is charged with monitoring society membership, lecture attendance and programs.

Brenna Dickerson (Classical Civilizations minor, 2016) will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she will pursue a Master's degree in Library Science.

Erica Saccucci-Price (B.A., Classical Studies, 2003) has recently become an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Religious Studies at DePaul University.  Erica has taught Christian Theology and Women and Religion as an adjunct for several years at Loyola University Chicago.  Her interests are Christian Ethics, specifically in the areas of Reproductive Ethics and Technologies, and Religious Filmography.

Bridget Thomas (Classical Studies major, '16) is assisting the curator of the Hermann-Grima House as the staff moves everything out this Spring in preparation for the installment of a new AC and humidity machine. Her duties include archiving the family's book collection which has over 900 volumes that need to be sorted. Moreover, she will be determining which books were printed prior to 1830.  As she helps pack the artifacts properly,​​ she will be keeping a log of the artifacts as they go into storage.

John Makarewicz (B.A., Classical Studies, '05) earned an MA degree in Classical Studies from the University of Missouri in St. Louis.  He has been teaching Latin at Charminade College Prep School for several years. He also coaches football and lacrosse.

Not every department gets hit by a hurricane, but not every department has a Karen Rosenbecker to help it rebuild.  In the aftermath of Katrina, as Dr. Rosenbecker arrived to take up her assistant professorship at Loyola University New Orleans, Classics was struggling to deal with sharply declining college enrollments and a required merger with Modern Languages.

Rebecca McMillian (B.A., Classical Civilizations, '15) received the inaugural Thomas B. Lemann Award as the outstanding major in Classical Civilizations during the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Honors Convocation in May 2015.

Christopher Backes (Classical Studies minor, '15) received the Emmett M. Bienvenu Award for Excellence in Greek during the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Honors Convocation in May 2015.

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