Every year, we grant prizes to recognize students' achievement and foster their potential in researching the languages and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world.

2019 – Student Prize Winners

Senior prizes–new in 2019! These prizes recognize achievements by our senior majors.

The James A. Notopoulos Presidential Fellow Prize: Katherine Novko ’19
This prize recognizes the achievement by a senior major. Awarded to the department’s Presidential Fellow

student presented with award
Trinity College – Honors Day – May 3, 2019

Chair and Associate Professor Meredith Safran with Katherine Novko

The John C. Williams Professionalization Prize: Morgan M. Hallow ’19
Awarded to graduating seniors who are either continuing their education in a certificate or degree granting program for Classical Studies or a related field, or becoming teachers of Classical Studies at the secondary level.


Prizes for pursuing Classical Studies through study away during summer & J-Term–new in 2019! These prizes provide financial support for study away during J-Term or summer sessions. Prizes are awarded on the basis of essay contests in which competitors for a given prize all respond to the same prompt.

The James A. Notopoulos Prize in Ancient Italian Culture: Eric Carnes ’19
For students who wish to engage in the study of ancient Italian culture beyond Trinity’s Hartford campus

The James Goodwin Prize in Ancient Greek Culture:
Giovanni Flores ’21, Bryn T. Hudson ’21 & Frank C. Orenstein ’22
For students who wish to engage in the study of ancient Greek culture beyond Trinity’s Hartford campus

Trinity College – Honors Day – May 3, 2019

Chair and Associate Professor Meredith Safran with Bryn Hudson, Giovanni Flores & Frank Ornstein


Language prizes. Critical language study, philology, is seminal to our discipline’s intellectual tradition. These prizes are awarded annually to the highest-achieving students in Greek and Latin language courses at Trinity.

The James A. Notopoulos Prize in First-Year Latin: Morgan M. Hallow ’19 & Anika Harkins ’21
This prize is awarded on the basis of performance on exams in Latin 101-102

Trinity College – Honors Day – May 3, 2019

Chair and Associate Professor Meredith Safran with Anika Harkins

The James A. Notopoulos Prize in Intermediate Latin: Mary E. Tursi ’20
This prize is awarded on the basis of performance in no more than one semester at the 300 level

Previous Notopoulos Latin Prize Winners
2018: Vanessa J. Ross ’21
2017: Hazel Robertson ’21
2016: Kelcie Finn ’18
2015: Hayley M. Pappas ’17
2014: Ian H. C. Brody ’15
2014: Darcy J. Cogswell ’14
2014: Justin S. Pizzo ’14

The Melvin W. Title Prize in Advance Latin: John J. Stone  ’22
This prize is awarded on the basis of performance in two or more semesters at the 300 level

Previous Title Latin Prize Winners
2018: Dylan Ingram ’18
2017: Maura Kathleen Griffith ’17
2016: Darcy Cogswell ’16
2016: Lydia Herndon ’18
2015: Joseph W. DiProperzio
2014: Jami R. Cogswell ’16


The John C. Williams Prize for First-Semester Greek: Littphat Boonyawat ’22
This prize is awarded on the basis of performance on exams in Greek 101

The John C. Williams Prize for First-Year Greek: Philip E. Jaeggi-Wong ’21
This prize is awarded on the basis of performance on exams in Greek 102

Previous Williams Greek Prize Winners
2018 Morgan M Hallow ’19
2017 Alison L Confrancesco ’20
2017 Ben M Gambuzza ’20
2016 Mary Bennewitz ’19
2015 Dylan Ingram ’18
2014 Darcy J Cogswell ’16
2014 Jami R Cogswell ’16

The John C. Williams Prize in Summer Greek Language Study: Zachary B. Schurman ’22
For students who have demonstrated intent to continue studying Ancient Greek at Trinity College and want to improve their knowledge of Greek through summer coursework.

Trinity College – Honors Day – May 3, 2019

Littphat Boonyawat, Assistant Professor Vincent Tomasso, Zachary Schurman & Philip Jaeggi-Wong

The Rev. Paul H Barbour Prize in Intermediate Greek: Morgan M. Hallow ’19
This prize is awarded on the basis of performance in no more than one semester at the 300 level

Previous Barbour Greek Prize Winners
2016: Dylan Ingram ’18
2015: Jami R. Cogswell ’16

The James Goodwin Prize in Advanced Greek
Awarded on the basis of performance in two or more semesters at the 300 level

Previous Goodwin Greek Prize Winners
2017: Lydia G. Herndon ’18
2016: Jami R. Cogswell ’16
2016: Matthew Reichelt ’17
2015: Dimitri Adamidis ’16