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Achievements

Dr. Connie Rodriguez received the Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award of the Archaeological Institute of America at the 146th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America/Society for Classical Studies in New Orleans.  The award recognizes over 20 years of service to the AIA, including hosting three annual meetings in New Orleans, on January 9, 2015.

Rise Dicks (B.A., Classical Studies, '15) worked on the excavation of a Roman bath complex at the site of Carsulae with the Valdosta State University.

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.

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.

Professor Karen Rosenbecker was selected to participate in the Lyric Poetry Seminar led by Professors Gregory Nagy and Kenneth Scott Morrell at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C., August 9-13, 2011.

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