Alumna funds scholarship for Classics Master’s program

The Department is tremendously pleased and grateful to have received a gift from Rosalind Sell, GR’68 and a resident of Michigan, as part of a Michigan challenge match under Washington University’s Leading Together campaign. The Steven F. and Rosalind Beil Sell Scholarship will be used to support a student pursuing the Master of Arts in Classics, in the form of a stipend, award, or funding for academic travel.

After graduating, Sell taught Latin and French in the University City schools for ten years and then went on to enjoy a successful business career, retiring from General Motors. When visiting St. Louis, she has attended departmental events and kept up with our news. On the enduring value of her training in languages, she writes: “Translating requires understanding context and attention to detail – both highly transferable skills to the business world.”

Sell has now been giving to Washington University for fifty-one consecutive years, and has frequently included Classics in her giving. In establishing a scholarship for the first time, she is fulfilling a longtime goal shared with her late husband Steve.