Department Awards First Undergraduate Translation Prizes
2012 marked the first year that the Department awarded undergraduate translation prizes in Greek and Latin. The Langadas Greek Prize was won by Dana Spyridakos of Brandon, Florida, who also managed to win the Thompson Latin Prize as well. Dana graduated cum laude in April 2012 with a double major in Greek and Classical Civilization, and will be taking some time off before considering a career in graduate school. We extend our congratulations to Dana.
The Langadas Greek prize was established by the Department in honor of the late Angelos Langadas of Boca Raton. Mr. Langadas was a generous donor to the Department and established scholarships and fellowships for students engaged in Greek studies. The Latin prize is named for Professor Lynette Thompson, who was a guiding force in expanding the Department over her many years as Chair. She left the Department a generous legacy to establish scholarships and fellowships for students majoring in Greek and Latin.