Celebrating Classics Students


  • Two Classics majors, Jessica Plotkin (senior) and Rachel Reichard (freshman) presented a paper at the 3rd Annual Beastly Conference hosted by HARPY (The Honors Association for Research and Presentation) at UWM on May 6th, 2022. Rachel’s presentation, titled “Grief: The Eater of Man (Achilles and the Iliad),” explored the animal side of Achilles’s grief, while Jess’s talk, titled “Ruffled Feathers: Hera’s Sacred Animals,” included an original piece of fiction inspired by the myth of Io. Additionally, Jess was one of the two students that planned and organized the entire conference. Congratulations, Jess and Rachel, on these amazing accomplishments and thank you for representing the program!

  • Justin Gleesing (senior) and Daniel Kennedy (senior) will be traveling to Italy this summer of 2022 as the recipients of the Mulroy Scholarship in Classics. Justin will be attending the Poggio Civitate Archaeological Field School in Murlo, Tuscany, which is affiliated with UMass-Amherst, and Daniel will be in Rome with the UCLA Travel Study in Classics and History. Congratulations to Justin and Daniel! We look forward to hearing all about their overseas experiences!
  • Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Classics graduates, Hunter Gayan, Lauren Germer, Alexander Lopez, Daniel Kennedy, Jessica Plotkin, Katherine Schmehl, Tony Schultz, Haley Wartalski, Calleigh Wondra and Shyann Franklin (Classics Minor)! We wish you the best for your future as you take on new challenges.
  • Special congratulations are in order for Tony Schultz who was also one of the 29 UWM students to be inducted into the Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at UWM.