Loyola University Chicago

Department of Classical Studies


Congratulations to our 2021 award-winners!

Congratulations to our 2021 award-winners!

The O'Connell Key

The Department of Classical Studies is proud to celebrate the 2020-21 Key and Certificate honorees

John T. O’Connell Key for Classical Civilization – Carl Lewandowski
Dr. D. Herbert Abel Key for Ancient Greek – Liam Melville
Fr. James J. Mertz, S.J., Key for Latin – Thomas Olson
SCS Outstanding Student Award in the Field of Classics – Claire Dosen
CAMWS Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Classical Studies – Grace Watkins
ICC Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Classical Studies – Honore Walsh

We celebrate the winners of the 2021 essay and translation contests

Fr. Matt Creighton, S.J., Undergraduate Essay Contest
First Prize: Thomas Stanila, "Latin Gods Never Died -- They Just Declined: An Analysis of the Gods in Homer and Virgil"
Second Prize: Annika Bohanec, "Seeing the Ego: Narcissus as Modernized Myth"

Edwin P. Menes Translation Contests
Greek: Campbell Rosener
Greek - Honorable Mention: Liam Melville
Latin: Campbell Rosener
Latin - Honorable Mention: Thomas Olson

We are also pleased to announce extra-departmental recognition for our graduating seniors

Taha Din (Classical Civ minor): Building Community Scholarship
Claire Dosen (Classical Civ major): Phi Beta Kappa
Carl Lewandowski (Latin major): Provost Research Fellowship, "What Makes Deponents Different?
Thomas Olson (Latin major): Phi Beta Kappa