I graduated summa cum laude on June 11, 2005, with a B.A. in History and Latin, from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
My history studies included over 50 quarter hours of history courses, focusing primarily on American history. I especially enjoyed courses on the American Revolution, Early American Republic, and the Civil War. I also completed a departmental honors project in history, which resulted in an 81-page monograph about “The Great Ohio River Flood of 1937” (specifically at Portsmouth, Ohio, my hometown).
My Latin studies included 36 hours of translating classes, among them: Catullus, Cicero, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Tacitus, Vergil’s Aeneid, and Caesar’s Gallic Wars. I also took several classical humanities courses as a part of this major.
Among my electives, I took 20 quarter hours of Italian language courses, which I enjoyed very much. (It has come in handy for deciphering many of the manuscripts and photo captions of my grandfather, who was born in Italy.)