Four Awarded Langadas Fellowships for Study in Greece

Four graduate students in the Department have been awarded Langadas Fellowships for 2012. Two of the four, Marci Boyd and Reema Habib, are students in the Ph.D. program, while the two others, Katie Cook and Destini Price, are M.A. students. All four will be using the awards for their study in Greece. Marci, Katie, and Destini will be at the American School for Classical Studies at Athens, while Reema will be working with Dr. Christopher Pfaff at the Argive Heraion.
            We congratulate all four of these deserving students and wish them the best in their studies in Greece.
            The Langadas Fellowships have been made possible by a generous gift of the late Angelos Langadas of Boca Raton, Florida. Mr. Langadas was born in Athens where he served in the Greek Air Force and then went to sea as a ship's engineer. During the Second World War he served in the Greek and U.S. Merchant Marine, and was then drafted into the U.S. Army where he served in Korea. After his discharge, he worked for a New York Steamship Company where he supervised the construction of twenty ocean-going ships in Japan. Among his many philanthropic activities, he founded academic scholarship programs at half a dozen universities.