Melissa Lewis Named First Grueskin Scholar

Melissa Lewis of Charlottesville, Virginia has been named the first Grueskin Scholar at ICCS, and she will enroll in September 2014. Currently studying at Georgetown University, Ms. Lewis graduated from Albemarle High School in 2012.

The Grueskin Scholarship was endowed by Bill Grueskin, Fall ’75, Dean of Academic Affairs at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

A Latin student in middle and high school, Ms. Lewis also attended a three-week intensive summer program at the Virginia Governor’s Latin Academy. Her brother is a Classics major at the University of Virginia.

Ms. Lewis learned about the Centro from Classics majors at Georgetown University who had studied at ICCS. She noted that “ICCS offers a Classics major’s dream: a semester to live and experience ancient history, archaeology, Greek and Latin literature, and ancient art in the political, economic, and cultural center of the classical world.

“I am particularly excited about the Ancient City Course,” she said, “and the opportunity to experience first-hand the monuments, art, and historical sites usually only discussed in the classroom. Because my past experiences with the Classics have been fostered by a sense of community, I also look forward to collaborating and participating in a program with other students from across the nation who share my academic interests and passions.”

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Grueskin Scholar Melissa Lewis

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