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Alumni

An education founded on the study of Classics prepares one for a wide and interesting variety of career paths.  Currently, approximately one third of our alumni are in the field of education, ranging from early childhood to college.  Over a tenth of our alumni are in law-related fields of work.  The rest are scattered among non-profits, the arts, business, health professions, science, and more.  Take a look at what some of our alumni have been doing!

Selected Alums


2010s

Samantha Wallace - 2011

Sammi is currently a post-bac student in Classics at UCLA, and is also working as an intern for the Museum Education Department at the Getty Villa in Malibu.

2000s

Molly Mayfield Barbee - 2001

Molly earned her MDiv degree from Harvard Divinity School in 2004, then served as Assistant Director of Development for a non-profit organization, Peace X Peace, for five years.  Along with her husband, she is now a Foreign Service Officer with the State Department.  They have lived in Sudan, Montreal, and Iraq.

1990s

John Michael Shea - 1992

Having received his JD from the University of Colorado in 2001, Mike works as an attorney for the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado.

1980s

Andrea Nixon - 1989

With her MA from George Washington University and her PhD from the University of Minnesota, Andrea is an educational researcher who works at  Carleton College.  She conducts educational research projects that are designed to examine the efficacy of curricular and research support available to students and faculty.

1970s

Jim Anderson - 1973

Jim earned both his MA and his PhD from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and is the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Classics at the University of Georgia. He is also Director of the University of Georgia's Classics Study Abroad Program in Rome each summer.

Featured Alumna

Diane Rayor

  • Professor of Classics (a department she helped establish) at Grand Valley State University
  • Awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Colorado College on September 6, 2010
  • Cambridge University Press published her translation of Sophocles' Antigone, designed for the classroom and the stage, April 2011.