Department of Classics

Kenny Van Eimeren wins national honors scholarship

Wed, April 21, 2010

Congratulations to Kenny Van Eimeren (BA Latin 2009), who has been awarded the Bernice L. Fox Scholarship for 2010 by Eta Sigma Phi, the national honors society for Classics.

Kenny is currently pursuing the MA in Latin with Teaching Certification in conjunction with the UTeach Liberal Arts Post-Bac Program. He plans to use his award to attend this year's Conventiculum Latinum, an annual summer workshop for spoken Latin at the University of Kentucky. His award makes this two in a row for our students: last year's winner was Ashley Kruebbe (BA Latin 2009), who is also now pursuing the MA in Latin with Teaching Certification.

The Bernice L. Fox Scholarship is awarded annually to a member of Eta Sigma Phi who is teaching or preparing to teach Latin at the pre-collegiate level. It honors Bernice L. Fox, who taught English, Latin and Greek at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, from 1947 to 1981, and who served as chair of the Department of Classics from 1970 until her retirement in 1981. Throughout her long and dynamic career she worked tirelessly to promote the Classics in Illinois high schools and colleges. In 1956 she founded Monmouth College's Gamma Omicron Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi. She was the author of Tela Charlottae, the Latin translation of E. B. White's Charlotte's Web. In 1991 Monmouth College conferred on her the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. She died in 2003.

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