They say that the humanities, and particularly Classical Studies, are in decline. You couldn't tell that from the William & Mary Classical Studies class of 2020, who received, virtually, their diplomas and post-baccalaureate certificates in an online ceremony on Saturday May 16. This was one of our largest and most accomplished classes ever. In the course of their careers at W&M the newly-minted graduates presented their research at regional and national conferences, won awards for their skills in Latin and Greek, studied abroad in Italy, Greece, France, and elsewhere; participated in archaeological excavations, and won admission to prestigious graduate programs.
Earning their baccalaureate in Classical Studies were Grace Burns, Cosmo Corthran-Bray, Mia Harris, Hana Liebman, Chalres Manning, Catherine Newell, Peter Psathas, Guy Rahat, Alessandra Scholle, Corbin Shiflett, Carson Sisk, Keegan Sudkamp-Tostevin, George Tomadakis, and Varvara Trokstsi.
Earning their post-baccalaureate certificates were Christina Monroe, Madeleine Nelson, Andrew Serio, Caroline Spurr, and Jordan Weisberg.
Also participating in the ceremony were five post-baccalaureate students who are leaving the program early for the very good reason that they have already secured positions in graduate school: Jordan Click, Becca Gaborek, Bailey Hall, and Catherine Newell.
Part of the ceremony was the awarding of our annual prizes for outstanding achievement:
William J. Hogan Award: Grace Burns and Peter Psathas
CAMWS award: Kate Newell
SCS award: Hana Liebman
Eta Sigma Phi Award: Cosmo Cothran-Bray
Congratulations to all the graduates!