Our most outstanding undergraduates are honored with these prizes at the time of graduation. The prizes are named after honored colleagues and predecessors who made significant contributions to the study of Classics at Washington University.

The department's prizes for outstanding graduates

Eugene Tavenner Prize for Excellence in the Study of Classics

Eugene Tavenner (1878–1963), a prominent Latinist and an authority on ancient magic, was professor of Classics at Washington University from 1911 until 1947 and Chair of the department for 20 years. He was instrumental in convincing John Max Wulfing, a prominent St. Louisan, to leave his extraordinary collection of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine coins to the University.

  • Eva Dalzell (2019)
  • Isaac Ward (2018)
  • Ethan Farber, Daniel Politte (2017)
  • Charley Cotton (2016)
  • Warren Chan (2015)
  • Grace Kroner (2014)
  • Jessica Kapustiak (2013)
  • Jeff Marinshaw, Anastasia Niedzielski (2012)
  • Micaela Carignano (2011)
  • Katherine Langdon (2010)
  • William Frederick Osberghaus (2009)
  • Danny Bravman, Catherine Karayan (2008)
  • Elizabeth Schotter (2007)
  • Matt Simonton, Andrea Gadberry (2006)
  • Jason Farr (2005)
  • Johanna Hobratschk and Jonathan Magee (2004) 

 

Edward Weltin Award for Excellence in the Study of Ancient History

Edward Weltin (1911–2002) was professor of Greek and Roman History at Washington University from 1947 to 1980. His research focused on the interrelationship between Christianity and classical culture, and he is also commemorated by the annual Edward Weltin Lecture in Early Christianity.

  • Russell Clark (2018)
  • Rajan Laddu (2017)
  • Marina Walters (2016)
  • Joshua Trosch (2015)
  • Davida Herschkopf (2014)
  • Matthew Curtis (2013)
  • John Moynihan (2012)
  • Joseph David Roh (2011)
  • Philip Katz (2010)
  • Samuel Dale Dickhut (2009)
  • Sarah Brophy (2008)
  • Riley Smith (2007)
  • Karl Aanning (2006)
  • Jay Turetzky (2005)
  • Andrea Hoopes (2004)

 

Carl Conrad Prize for Excellence in Classical Studies

Carl Conrad was professor of Classics at Washington University from 1961 until his retirement in 2001. He was a leader in computer applications in the Humanities and still maintains a website with links to important resources in the Classics. This award was established in 2006 in his name, in recognition of his extraordinary impact on generations of Classics students at Washington University.

  • Audria Cameron and Ryan Park (2019)
  • Carolyn Pohl (2018)
  • Kylen Gartland (2017)
  • Kate Needham (2016)
  • Lisa Dorn (2015)
  • Brian Feldman and Olga Neyman (2013)
  • Aaron Mace (2012)
  • Nicholas Michael May (2011)
  • Natacha Lam, Max Rosen (2010)
  • Kavita B. Joshi (2009)
  • Sarah Cowhey, Lucia de Erausquin (2008)
  • Vince Razionale (2007)
  • Molly Creel (2006)
  • Jeremy O'Brien (2004)