Honor Roll

We are pleased to present a long-term record of prize winners, so far as they can be reconstructed from available sources. The rules and procedures governing various prizes are also provided here.

Departmental Citation for Distinction in the Major
Chair's Award for Distinction in Classics
Chair's Book Prize
W. K. Pritchett Prize in Elementary Greek
Thomas G. Rosenmeyer Prize in Greek Composition (formerly Marianne McDonald Prize)
Richardson Prize in Latin Composition
Louis MacKay Prize in Translation of Latin Poetry
J. K. Anderson Travel Award
The Dimitrios Vlahos Travel Award
Morrison Study Abroad Award
Classics Summer Study Abroad Awards
Corinne S. Crawford Graduate Research Travel Award
Outstanding GSI Awards

Departmental Citation for Distinction in the Major

An award of a certificate and a cash prize to a graduating major with a highly distinguished record in work in the major. This award is part of a campus-wide program, but the selection is made annually by the Department. Each May, the Undergraduate Advisers in consultation with the Chair review the records of departmental majors who have graduated or will graduate in the current academic year. They present the records of the top one to three candidates to the faculty as a whole for selection of the single recipient.

  • 2016 Cecily Manson

  • 2015 Meredith Tucker Millar

  • 2014 Madeline Tien

  • 2013 Jeremy Alexander Simmons

  • 2012 Brittany Lauber

  • 2011 Steven Broderick

  • 2010 Tovah Keynton

  • 2009 David Ambrose Doss

  • 2008 Clara Bosak-Schroeder

  • 2007 Elizabeth Anne Judge

  • 2006 Thomas C. Chow

  • 2005 Elliott Wainwright

  • 2004 Estelle Hofschneider

  • 2003 Boris Rodin

  • 2002 Keelan Evans

  • 2001 Caroline Stewart

  • 2000 Leah Gabriana

  • 1999 Kenneth Jones

  • 1998 Betty Shen

  • 1996 Joshua Dylan Kronen

  • 1995 John Michael Anderson

  • 1994 Genevieve Simandl Gessert

  • 1993 Colin Anthony Ganio

  • 1992 Noah Cohen

  • 1991 Jody Chimene Bateman

  • 1990 James Robert Valera

  • 1989 Suzanne Elizabeth Kauffman

  • 1988 Elizabeth Blaine Dickey

  • 1987 Merri Frances Pittman

  • 1986 Laura Kathleen Gibbs

  • 1985 Thomas Francis Garrity

  • 1984 Mark Elliot Landon

  • 1983 Roger Charles Ceragioli

  • 1982 Paul Brian Archer

  • 1981 Karla Marie Schutz

  • 1980 Anne Stewart

  • 1979 Victoria Hagen Stafford

  • 1978 Sally Ann LaRue

  • 1977 Caroline Weiss

  • 1977 Jacquelin Friedlander

  • 1976 Hayden Newhall Pelliccia

  • 1975 Joan Barbara Burton

  • 1974 Garth Edward Tissol

  • 1973 Ruth Sydney Scodel

  • 1972 Daniel Charles Elliott

  • 1971 Michael Leo Weber

  • 1970 Andrew Meade Miller

  • 1968 Richard Augustus Weston

  • 1967 Roland George Mayer III

  • 1966 Richard Duncan McKirahan, Jr.

  • 1965 William F. Hansen, Jr.

  • 1963 Barry Powell

  • 1962 Rudolph Wolfram Saenger

  • 1961 Walter Ralph Johnson

  • 1960 Clem Edwards

  • 1959 Silvio L. Skefich

  • 1959 Jene A. LaRue

  • 1959 Erling B. Holtsmark

  • 1958 Robert Donald Connor

  • 1958 Nancy Rassell Zumwalt

  • 1957 Gregor J. Balough

  • 1956 John Anson

Chair's Award for Distinction in Classics

An award of a certificate and a cash prize to a graduating major with a highly distinguished record in work in the major. This prize may be awarded whenever an outstanding candidate is identified by the Undergraduate Advisers and approved by the Department.

  • 2016 Marvin E. Morris and Antara Thirumale Rao

  • 2015 Lauren Marie Sanders

  • 2014 Taylor Pincin

  • 2013 Erin Lam

  • 2012 Samantha Alford

  • 2011 Kelsie Chizue Toy

  • 2010 Alexander Ladenheim

  • 2009 Kurtis Takeshi Tanaka

  • 2008 Lia Eliades and Amy Pistone

  • 2007 Stephanie Pearson

  • 2006 Melissa L. McAdam

  • 2005 Molly Evangeline Allen

  • 2004 Hunter Blanks

  • 2003 Vasilios Spyridakis

  • 2002 Queena Hu

Chair's Book Prize

Award of a book prize, funded by donations to the Chair's Annual Fund appeal, (through 2008) to any graduating major who is continuing classical studies at the graduate level; (from 2010) to a graduating major with a distinguished record who is continuing classical studies at the graduate level. This prize is awarded whenever a qualifying candidate is recommended by the Undergraduate Advisers and approved by the Department.

  • 2016 Karen MacLaughlin

  • 2015 Patrick Gromer Smith

  • 2014 Anna Trejo

  • 2013 Emily Jean Booker, Anna E. Simas, Alice Yeh

  • 2012 Aryndel Lamb-Marsh

  • 2011 Nicole Elyse Budrovich, Philippe Tomas Lévy

  • 2010 Glory Maria Liu

  • 2008 Clara Bosak-Schroeder, Steven Gonzalez, Sara Laughtin, Leslie Lemire, Lindsey Mazurek, Amy Pistone, Stephen Shull

  • 2007 Courtney Nguyen

  • 2006 Patrick M. Crowley, Atticus Honoré

  • 2002 Julia Shapiro

  • (records of earlier winners not available)


W. K. Pritchett Prize in Elementary Greek

Named in honor of Professor W. Kendrick Pritchett, a distinguished scholar and a devoted teacher of Greek, upon his retirement, a prize of at least $500 to the enrolled student who performs best in the first year of Greek (sometimes awarded to co-winners). Awarded annually since 1977 and administered by the Department. Each May the instructors of Greek 2 and 10 meet after final exams to discuss the best students in each class; in consultation with the Department Chair or a delegate of the Chair, one or two winners are selected.

  • 2015 Charles Bayne Friesen, Juliann Rowe

  • 2014 Ryan Fletcher, Nicholas Gooding

  • 2013 Troy Zweifler, Danielle Bennett

  • 2012 Pascal A. Matheis, Joseph C. Moore

  • 2011 Jonathan Sterling; (honorable mention) Patrick S. Lee

  • 2010 Brittany Lauber, Jeremy Simmons

  • 2009 Jenny Lin, Daniel Lam

  • 2008 Alexander Ladenheim, Christopher James Stephens

  • 2007 Lia Eliades

  • 2006 Carson Baucher, Courtney Nguyen

  • 2005 Alejandro Lombardia

  • 2004 Rachel Hindman, Elizabeth Judge

  • 2003 Vaheh Shirvanian

  • 2002 Amanda Garrett

  • 2001 Samuel A. Williams

  • 2000 Boris Rodin

  • 1999 Keelan M. Evans (Honorable Mentions to Shoshana Jacobson and Joshua Nelson)

  • 1998 Paul Fullmer

  • 1997 Kenneth Raymond Jones

  • 1996 Christina Hsu

  • 1995 Jason Fernando Halaby

  • 1994 Mary Grace Gallardo

  • 1993 David Michael Stabile

  • 1992 Adam Joaquim Leite

  • 1991 Annie Kathleen Sides

  • 1990 Judson Wright Sagers

  • 1989 Jody Chimene Bateman

  • 1988 Norman Jeff Anderson

  • 1987 Sharon Ratliff

  • 1986 Steven Phillip Weitzman

  • 1985 Carolyn Daly

  • 1984 David Bryan Rockwell

  • 1983 Leo Warneke

  • 1982 Monica S. Cyrino, James A. Powell


Thomas G. Rosenmeyer Prize in Greek Composition

(formerly the Marianne McDonald Prize) Endowed by Marianne McDonald to encourage mastery of Greek at a high level and renamed at her request in 2007 to honor Thomas G. Rosenmeyer (1920-2007), distinguished professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, a prize of at least $500 for the best translation into classical Greek of a passage of English selected by the judge. Awarded annually since 1996; administered by the Academic Senate Committee on Prizes through the Financial Aid Office. For rules, see the site of the Student Prizes and Honors; see the specific page for for each year's deadline and the selected passage.

  • 2016 Michael Zellmann-Rohrer

  • 2015 (first) Thomas Recht, (second) Michael Zellmann-Rohrer

  • 2014 (co-winners) Thomas Recht and Michael Zellmann-Rohrer

  • 2013 (co-winners) Thomas Recht and Michael Zellmann-Rohrer

  • 2013 (co-winners) Thomas Recht and Michael Zellmann-Rohrer

  • 2012 (first prize) Thomas Recht; (second prize) Michael Zellmann-Rohrer

  • 2011 Thomas Recht and Michael Zellmann-Rohrer

  • 2010 Thomas Recht

  • 2009 Boris Rodin Maslov; (honorable mention) Joel M. Street

  • 2008 Nandini Pandey

  • 2007 Boris Rodin Maslov

  • 2006 Boris Rodin Maslov

  • 2005 Boris P. Rodin

  • 2004 William Michael Short

  • 2003 Jon Christopher Geissmann

  • 2002 William H. Shearin

  • 2001 Dylan Sailor

  • 2000 Dylan Sailor

  • 1999 Dylan Sailor

  • 1998 Dylan Sailor

  • 1997 Dylan Sailor

  • 1996 Chris Geissmann

Richardson Prize in Latin Composition

Established by will of Professor George M. Richardson, who died in 1896, a prize of at least $500 for the best translation into classical Latin of a passage of English selected by the judge. Administered by the Academic Senate Committee on Prizes through the Financial Aid Office. For rules, see the site of the Student Prizes and Honors; see the specific page for for each year's deadline and the selected passage.

  • 2016 Michael Zellmann-Rohrer

  • 2015 (first) Michael Zellmann-Rohrer, (second) Thomas Recht

  • 2014 Michael Zellmann-Rohrer

  • 2013 (co-winners) Jared Hudson and Michael Zellmann-Rohrer

  • 2012 Michael Zellmann-Rohrer

  • 2011 Jared Hudson; (2nd prize) Thomas Hendrickson

  • 2010 Jared Hudson

  • 2009 Jared Hudson; (2nd prize) Antonia Pham Young

  • 2008 Jared Hudson and Boris Rodin Maslov

  • 2007 Jared Hudson

  • 2006 Wilson Shearin; (2nd prize) Kurt Lampe

  • 2005 Kurt Lampe

  • 2004 William Michael Short

  • 2003 William Michael Short

  • 2002 Chris Geissman

  • 2001 Dylan Sailor

  • 2000 Dylan Sailor (2nd Prize: Amir Baghdadchi)

  • 1999 Dylan Sailor

  • 1998 Dylan Sailor

  • 1997 Chris Geissmann (Honorable Mention: Rali Konstantinova)

  • 1996 Chris Geissmann

  • 1995 David Chamberlain

  • 1994 Yasmin Syed

  • 1993 John Rundin

  • 1991 Gretchen Schils

  • 1990 Shadi Bartsch

  • 1988 Anthony Corbeill

  • 1985 Dennis L. Andersen

  • 1984 Stephan W. Gruen

  • 1983 Stephan W. Gruen

  • 1982 James Joseph Clauss, Garth Edward Tissol

  • 1980 Susan Margaret Seward

  • 1979 Susan Margaret Seward

  • 1978 Brian Philip Champlin

  • 1976 William Wendell Batstone

  • 1975 Stephan Alfred Berard

  • 1974 Stephan Alfred Berard

  • 1973 Richard V. Hughes

  • 1972 Teresa Carpenter Carp, Blake Michael Goodall

  • 1971 Colin R. Maneely

  • 1970 Teresa Carpenter Carp, Colin R. Maneely

  • 1969 Donald Lee Malone

  • 1968 Kenneth Robert Audroue, Douglas Neal Lacey

  • 1965 Jeffrey Edward Walter

  • 1962 David Nicholas Milton

  • 1960 Glenn Edwards

  • (records for winners before 1960 not available)


Louis MacKay Prize in Translation of Latin Poetry (1987-2008)

A prize of at least $500 for the best translation into English of a passage of Latin poetry selected by the student. This prize was created with a lump sum to be spent down rather than used as an endowment, and consequently the 2007-2008 competition was the last one.

  • 2008 Anthony Bello; (2nd prize) Cameron Jackson

  • 2006 Wilson Shearin; (2nd prize) Darcy Krasne

  • 2005 Elizabeth Marie Young; (2nd prize) Wilson H. Shearin

  • 2004 Elizabeth Marie Young

  • 2003 William Short; (2nd prize) Kimberly Johnson and Darcy Krasne

  • 2001 Brian Glaser

  • 2000 Walter M. Roberts III; (2nd prize) Amir Baghdadchi

  • 1998 Kimberly Johnson

  • 1997 Christopher Woolley

  • 1995 Brian Pardini

  • 1993 David Silverman

  • 1992 Ari Juels

  • 1991 William D'Angelo III (Honorable Mention: Barbara Flaschenriem)

  • 1990 Stanley Hoffer, John Paulin (Honorable Mentions: Barbara Flaschenriem, David Gewanter, Mahalia Knowles)

  • 1987 Gary Rissman-Mathews


J. K. Anderson Travel Award

Established with donations made in honor of Professor John K. Anderson upon his retirement, an award of at least $1500 to support an undergraduate in summer study and travel in classical lands. Preference is given to undergraduate students of Classics and to attendance at summer programs offered by the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and the American Academy in Rome. The term "students of Classics" is meant to include not only declared majors, but also students of Greek, Latin, or Classics who have not (or not yet) declared a major in one of those fields. An announcement of this and other travel awards is posted and also circulated each fall and early spring in departmental courses, explaining the application procedure. Deadline is usually early April. Awards are made by the Chair on the recommendation of the Undergraduate Advisers.

  • 2015 Marvin Morris

  • 2014 Maddisen Ravalin, Linley Barba

  • 2013 Maddisen Ravalin; Jacqueline Lee

  • 2012 Gabriel Dietz; Erin Lam

  • 2011 Alexandra Sizemore-Smale, Veronica Lim

  • 2010 Samantha Alford

  • 2009 Joshua Vera

  • 2008 Miriam Rubenson, Sara Laughtin, Aaron Woeste

  • 2007 Stephanie Kimmey, Sara Laughtin, Lindsey Mazurek, Douglas Parada, Rebecca Sauvage, Kurtis Tanaka

  • 2006 Kirstina Bestwick

  • 2005 Kirstina Bestwick

  • 2004 Anthony Bello

  • 2003 Molly Evangeline Allen, Courtney Horstman

  • 2002 Rachel Reyes, Martin Sedeghat, Julie Ann Talbot

  • 2001 David Weinreich

  • 2000 Paavo Monkkonen

  • 1999 Estevan Sifuentes

  • 1998 Kenneth Jones

  • 1997 Jessica Gelber

  • 1996 K. Stewart

  • 1995 Brian Kenny

  • 1994 Ling Hsu

The Dimitrios Vlahos Travel Award

An award to support summer study in Greece for an undergraduate student enrolled in the Department of Classics in the College of Letters and Science. An endowed fund to support this award was established by Elena Vlahu Scott, who earned a B.A. in Classical Languages at Berkeley in 1996, to honor the memory of her late father, Dimitrios Vlahos. To be awarded starting summer 2014 pending sufficient funds.

Morrison Study Abroad Award (no longer available)

Funded during 2001-2007 with the support of a donation from alumnus Martin Morrison, an award to support a undergraduate or graduate summer study and travel in classical lands.

  • 2007 Clara Bosak-Schroeder

  • 2006 Erin Krozek

  • 2005 Patrick Crowley

  • 2004 Abigail Turner

  • 2003 Benjamin Chaika

  • 2002 Amelia Brown, Justin Schwab

  • 2001 Rachel Reyes

Classics Summer Study Abroad Awards

Funded by a departmental endowment, an award to assist undergraduate participation in summer study programs abroad. An announcement of this and other travel awards is posted and also circulated each fall and early spring in departmental courses, explaining the application procedure. Deadline is usually early April. Awards are made by the Chair on the recommendation of the Undergraduate Advisers.

  • 2015 Shelbi Jarvis, Sierra Schiano, Olivia Graves, Risa Takenaka, and Kamille Delgardo

  • 2014 Meredith Millar

  • 2013 Stacy Flores; Anna Trejo; Michelle Tarbell

  • 2012 Samantha Alford, Eugene Cunningham, Taylor Pincin, Anna Simas, Jesse Zechnowitz

  • 2011 Erin Lam, Patricia Roberts

  • 2010 Chad Converse, Heather Nievara, Tamela Turner

  • 2009 Chris Bingley, Chad Converse, Sarah Deuitch, Sarah Giffin, Tovah Keynton, Khanh Le, Kurtis Tanaka

  • 2008 Samantha Emmanuel, Sara Hobe, Steven Kenyon, Leslie Lemire, Glory Liu, Lindsey Mazurek, Nicholas Parker, Kalie Sacco, Kurtis Tanaka

  • 2007 Lisa Noel Chrisman, Amy Pistone

  • 2006 Megan Dubois, Sara Laughtin, Sonya Marrus

Corinne S. Crawford Graduate Research Award

Funded by the Corinne S. Crawford Memorial Graduate Student Support Fund, an endowment created in honor or Corinne Crawford (1980-2007), an outstanding graduate student who died tragically in a traffic accident. Intended to support graduate students in classical studies, with a preference for those pursuing a specialization in Roman studies. The two preferred uses of the award will be for travel to Roman lands for research and study and/or for final dissertation-year support. The recipient is selected by the Chair after consultation with the Committee on Graduate Admissions and Fellowships. First awarded in 2008.

  • 2015 Elizabeth Wueste

  • 2014 Aaron Brown, Stefani Dixon

  • 2013 Rachel Lesser

  • 2012

  • 2011 Elizabeth Wueste

  • 2010 Rachel Lesser

  • 2009 Tom Hendrickson

  • 2008 Stephanie Pearson

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards

Awarded by Graduate Division on the recommendation of the Department to two or three GSIs teaching in the current academic year who have demonstrated excellence in teaching in a variety of classes. See the Department's statement of criteria and procedures.

  • 2015 Christopher Adams and John Lanier

  • 2015 Stefani Echeverría-Fenn, Kevin Moch

  • 2014 Rachel Lesser, Randall Souza

  • 2013 Derin McLeod, Sarah Olsen, Elizabeth Wueste

  • 2012 Virginia Lewis, Anna Pisarello, Naomi Weiss

  • 2011 David J. DeVore, Joel Morris Rygorsky, Daniel Walin

  • 2010 Tiernan Doyle, Thomas Hendrickson, Jared Hudson

  • 2009 David Crane, Athena Kirk, Timothy Pepper (also awarded a Teaching Effectiveness Prize), Jason M. Schlude

  • 2008 Elias Avinger, Christopher Churchill, Margaret Foster

  • 2007 David Goldstein, David Jacobson, Antonia Young

  • 2006 Curtis Dozier, Kurt Lampe, Lauri Reitzammer

  • 2005 Jorge José Bravo, Corinne Crawford, William Michael Short

  • 2003 Jonathan Pratt, Han Tran

  • 2002 Yelena Baraz, Jonathan Ready, Sonia Sabnis

  • 2001 Matt Pincus, Enrica Sciarrino, Antonia Syson

  • 2000 Elizabeth Baughan, Edan Dekel, Patricia Slatin

  • 1999 James Ker, Dylan Sailor

  • 1998 Sarah Stroup, Hakan Tell

  • 1997 Chris Geissmann, Jed Parsons

  • 1996 Karalee Harding, Heather Wood