Congratulations to the Ancient Studies majors who received scholarships for the spring trip to Southern Italy and Sicily: Chiu Yee Hui, Juliana Venegas, James Lilly, Joshua Gehret and Scout Yardumian-Grubb.
Outstanding Senior in Ancient Studies - Thomas Glantz is currently studying American Indian cultures, Environmental Archaeology and improving his archaeological fieldwork techniques. He will be working as a field technician upon graduation and then applying to graduate school for prehistoric North American archaeology.
Christopher Sherwin Award - Robert Bennett is a non-traditional, commuter student who is majoring in Ancient Studies and History. He is a member of the Honors College and he plans to attend graduate school.
Robert and Jane Shedd Award for Excellence in Ancient Studies - Christina Ross will attend George Washington University in their Museum Studies program. She will be working as a Graduate Fellow, Assistant Marketing Coordinator, for their Mount Vernon campus' event planning office.
William and Martha Christopher Award - David Cunningham will be taking a semester off and then going to graduate school in History at either Johns Hopkins or Catholic University with a focus on late Roman and early Medieval History.
Diane Zdenek Award - Chiu Yee Hui will be taking more museum studies classes and applying for museum internships in the coming summer and next fall.
The photo to the left is of the excavation at New Philadelphia, Illinois and the team of NSF funded students who were given grants to participate. Included among them is ANCS major Tom Glantz.
Sandi (right) first participated in the University of Valladolid field school at Pintia in June 2008. She returned in June of 2009 after being granted an Undergraduate Research Award (URA) to study the pre-Roman cultures of central Spain.
Read the Retriever Weekly article.
Cally Brandt speaks at URCAD 2009 about her URA experience.
Watch on YouTube.
Skylar Neil is pictured (left) in front of Pepys Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge University. She is studying the construction and expression of boundaries in Etruria during the 6th-4th centuries B.C., and the existence of an Etruscan ethnicity.
Julia Solver (2009) -Museum Studies at University of Leicester
Katie Bentz (2010) -Classics, University of Colorado, Boulder (concentrating on archaeology)
Sarah Carney (2010) - has a grant to University of Texas at Austin for Latin American Studies
JPablo Clemente (2010) - Classics at Trinity University, Dublin
Sandy Gammon (2010) - Anthropology at Monmouth University, NJ