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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.

Ly Vo (B.A., Classical Studies, '12) is part of the team of teachers at the Arise Academy in New Orleans historic 9th Ward, a K-12 charter school dedicated educating students and to serving the community. Ly teaches both science and history.

Aristophanes’ Wealth, translated and adapted by Dr. Karen Rosenbecker and directed by Professor Artemis Preeshl of Loyola's Theater department, was preformed at the 146th Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in New Orleans, Louisiana, 8 January 2015.

Jason Clay (B.A., Classical Studies, '14) is a graduate student in Classics at the University of Cincinnati; he received a full scholarship and stipend to attend and plans to complete a Ph.D. The University of Cincinnati is one of the top graduate schools for Classics in the United States.

Katherine Morrow Jones DePalma (B.A., Classical Studies, '05) is an editor and submissions consultant at Peachtree Press in Atlanta, Georgia, a press that specializes in children's literature; Katie's work with the press includes helping to prepare teaching modules and academic guides to supplement Peachtree publications, most recently for 14 Cows for America

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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