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Achievements

Ed Merritt (B.A., Classical Studies, '05) is part of the World Languages faculty at New Orleans’ Brother Martin High School. Ed is head of the Latin program which features beginning Latin through Latin III.

Jason Clay (Classical Studies major, '14) presented a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle-West and South. The paper, "The Blame Game: Helen of Troy as Rhetor," was a section of Jason's senior thesis, which was an extended study of the interplay of blame and shame in Homer's Iliad.  Jason presented his work April 2014 in Waco, Texas.

Olivia Peavler (B.A. Classical Studies, '13) is currently attending graduate school at Saint Louis University on full scholarship; she is working towards a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Management and Policy at the university's College for Public Health and Social Justice. Currently, she is a Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Kristin Wilson, the director of the Health Management and Policy program and working with Dr. Wilson on a project dealing with net neutrality in healthcare, which they plan to publish.

Dr. Karen Rosenbecker was nominated for the University Senate Award for Excellence in Advising at Loyola for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Hailey Fox (B.A., Classical Studies, '09) received a full scholarship to Baylor Law.  While attending Baylor, Hailey served as the Notes and Comments Editor for the Baylor Law Review, competed with the Baylor Law Moot Court Team, and was an Intra-school Moot Court Judge for the Order of the Barristers.  After receiving the Steven Dillard Practice Court Award and graduating cum laude in 2013, Hailey joined the firm of Shipley Snell Montgomery LLC in Houston, TX. 

Samantha Urso (B.A., Classical Studies, '14) participated for two seasons in an excavation at the site of Prastio Mesorotsos, Cyprus, sponsored by the University of Edinburgh and under the supervision of Dr. Andrew McCarthy (Classical Studies '95), director of the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute of America.

Samantha Urso (B.A., Classical Studies, '14) is a graduate student in Classics at the University of Oregon; she received a full scholarship and stipend to attend and will complete her MA next year. Sami has also spent two summers doing archaeological fieldwork at the site of Prastio-Mesorotsos on Cyprus under the supervision of Dr. Connie Rodriguez of Loyola New Orleans and Dr. Andrew McCarthy of the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute; Dr. McCarthy is himself an alumnus of Classical Studies at Loyola.

Dr. Connie Rodriguez received the 2014 Foot Soldier Award of the Archaeological Institute of America recognizing over 20 years of service to the New Orleans Society.

Dr. Andrew McCarthy (B.A., Classical Studies, '95) received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh and has been the Director of the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) since 2011.

Jason Clay (B.A., Classical Studies, '14) was selected to present "Logos and the Manipulation of Self-Representation: Helen of Troy as a Rhetor" for an undergraduate panel at the Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle-West and South in Waco, Texas on 4 April 2014.

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