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P. Edward Kaltenbach Classics Medal 

The P. Edward Kaltenbach Classics Medal is awarded to the top graduating Classical Languages major.

  • 2014  Tracy Gore
  • 2013  Sidney M. Christman
  • 2012  Gavin Patrick Blasdel
  • 2009  Nathan E. Zawie
  • 2006  Lauren A. Teresa
  • 2004  Michael Janos Vincze, Jr.
  • 2003  Jason Francis McCullough
  • 2002  Christopher John Edelman

Classical Civilization Medal

The Classical Civilization Medal is awarded to the top graduating Classical Civilization major. 

  • 2015 Bridget Flannery
  • 2014  Mitch Corwin
  • 2013  Anthony J. Vitti
  • 2008  Elida M. Lynch
  • 2007  Elizabeth C. Waters
  • 2006  Mary J. Constantino
  • 2005  Treasa M. Beyer
  • 2003  Helena Eyram Dagada

Greek Award

The Gnomic Aorist, an award whose name comes from a particular use of one of ancient Greek's four past tenses and whose form is that of a garden gnome, is given each year to the best student of first year Greek (GK 101-102).

  • 2015  Kjerstin Burdiek
  • 2014  Ian McNeely (being presented with the Gnome by his Greek professor, Dr. Jacobson)

Outstanding Achievement Awards

Awarded to the top Classical Languages and Classical Civilization non-graduating majors of each year.

Promising First-Year Scholars

Awarded to the top first-year scholars.

  • 2014 Michele Ryan (Classical Civilizations), "Complicated" and "Not Just a Comfy Seat."
  • 2014 Joshua Ziesel (Classics), "'Marble head of a Man' and 'Terracotta Column-Krater'."

Summer Grants and Fellowships

Our students have been remarkably successful in winning grants from the Loyola's Center for the Humanities for study abroad and for summer research. See our study abroad webpage for further details, and contact Dr. Taylor if you are interested in applying. We congratulate our many past recipients.

Undergraduate Student Research and Scholarship Awards

It is a great honor to be included as a finalist in the Undergraduate Student Research and Scholarship Colloquium. Classics and Classical Civilization majors and minors fare well at this event. Faculty mentors are in parentheses.

  • 2015 Joshua Ziesel,"A Corpus-Based Linguistic Study of the Distal Demonstrative Pronoun and Adjective Ekeinos in Lysias." 2nd place.  (Dr. Jacobson) 
  • 2015 Calix O'Hara, "Pietas in the Jesuit Tradition."  (Dr. Blum)
  • 2014  Mitch Corwin, "Orthographic Variance in Latin: Inscriptions from 100BCE to 300CE."  1st place. (Dr. McCreight)
  • 2014 Colleen Mitchell, "Understanding Cultures by Examining Their Tears."  3rd place.  (Dr. Forni)
  • 2013  Sidney Christman, "The Forms and Functions of Smiling in Homer's Iliad."  1st place.  (Dr. Jacobson)
  • 2013 Colleen Mitchell, "Masculine Tears: Crying in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde."  3rd place.  (Dr. Abromaitis)
  • 2008 Caitlin Allender, Irene Murphy, Michael Campitelli, Richard Gibbons, and Caitlin Engler, "Jesuit Drama: Stratocles." 1st place.  (Dr. McCreight)

Writing Prizes

Winners of the Classics, Classical Civilization, and President's writing awards.

  • 2014 Calix O'Hara (Classics Civilization)
  • 2015 Kjerstin Burdiek (Classics)
  • 2014 Colleen Mitchell (Classics Civilization)
  • 2014 Joshua Ziesel (Classics)
  • 2013 Tommy O' Donnell (Classics Civilization)
  • 2013 Elly Girbach (Classics)
  • 2012 Elly Girbach (Classical Civilization)
  • 2012 Lauren Hallman (President's)
  • 2011 Kacie Plants (Classical Civilization)

Contact Us

Dr. Martha Taylor
Department Chair
Humanities Building, Room 321b

Nadine Fenchak
Program Assistant
Humanities Building, Room 322A