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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.

Rose Dicks (B.A., Classical Studies, '15) received the Rev. Paul L. Callens, S.J. Award for Excellence in Latin during the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Honors Convocation in May 2015. 

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.

Kathryn Lambeth (B.A., Classical Studies, '12) completed her Masters degree in Public Health with a focus in Epidemiology at Louisiana State University in May 2014.  She will be starting medical school at LSU in the fall of 2015.

Simon Whedbee (Classical Studies minor, '15) will be attending the MA program at the University of Toronto's Centre for Medieval Studies. In addition to Toronto, he was offered positions at Durham University, the University of York, King's College London, Fordham University, and the University of Western Michigan.

Dr. Connie Rodriguez received the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Faculty Excellence in Advising Award at the May 2015 HNS Honors Convocation.

Dr. Karen Rosenbecker will begin research this summer on obesity in Greek Literature.  Her work will provide an overview of obesity in non-medical texts, specifically the literary conventions employed in describing obesity and the social attitudes about the condition. As this topic has been explored primarily in ancient medical texts, her project focused on representations in literature will be attractive to publishers and potentially to a non-specialist audience as well.

Colin Williams (B.A., Classical Studies, '04) is teaching at the Bay School of San Francisco where he teaches in both the Humanities and Music departments.  The steady, pulsing energy of Colin’s bass lines has earned him gigs from the Harry Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia to the Tugboat Brewery in Portland. He continues an active musical career and performs regularly at venues throughout the Bay Area where he plays with the Sebastian Parker Trio and the pickPocket Ensemble.

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