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Featured Alumni: Undergraduate Program Testimonials

Kristin Dupree

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Major: B.A. in Classics, Latin Minor
Graduation: May 2019
Post-Graduation Plans:
M.A. in Classics at the University of New Mexico, Fall 2019

Testimonial:
Studying Classics at Texas Tech has truly been an amazing experience, and I am so grateful to have been able to further my education here. Professors and graduate students have always gone above and beyond to support and encourage me. I definitely will not forget anyone anytime soon!

Chloe Morris

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Major: B.A. in Classics, Latin Minor
Graduation: December 2018
Post Graduation Plans:
M.A. in Classical Art and Archaeology at Kings College, London, Fall 2019

Testimonial:
Studying Classics at Texas Tech has provided me with many invaluable experiences, including traveling to Italy with the Libarna Urban Landscapes Project, and serving as the president of the Classical Society. The close knit community of professors and students in the department has created an environment of encouragement and support, which has prepared me to continue my studies in an MA program.

Abigail Raef

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Major: B.A. in Classics, Latin Minor
Graduation: May 2019 
Post Graduation Plans:
Medical School at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Fall 2019

Testimonial:
My story is quite unique: while my goal was to attend medical school, I wanted to spend my undergrad years studying something I was passionate about. Majoring in the Classics has allowed me to accomplish both. My Classics professors supported and encouraged me in the classroom, in my personal life, and in my medical school application process, and my humanities education has prepared me to think critically and inquire curiously--skills I will use not only in my career as a physician, but in the rest of my life as well.

Kwame Opoku

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Major: B.S. in Biochemistry, Biology Minor; fulfilled Foreign Language requirement with Latin
Graduation: May 2019 
Post Graduation Plans:
Medical School at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Fall 2019

Testimonial:
Taking part in the TTU Classics program, and specifically the Latin program, during my time as an undergrad was a great and rewarding experience. The Latin program was able to illustrate for me the beauty and relevance of the Classics in today's modern age, while also granting me the opportunity to further develop my critical thinking skills as well as make wonderful friends along the way. I know that much of the knowledge and skills that I have gained from this program will translate over to my future career goals, and I am so thankful to have been a part of it all. The experience I had with this program will be one that I will always cherish and remember.

Megan Simmons

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Major: B.A. in English, Psychology Minor; fulfilled Foreign Language requirement with Latin
Graduation: May 2019 
Post Graduation Plans:
Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University, Fall 2019

Testimonial:
Latin has been surprisingly a very pleasant experience for me. I was not looking forward to taking so many foreign language hours, but every semester I was amazed by the connections I found between the Latin I learned and my other courses. Not only has my writing improved, but I have come to realize just how much legal terminology derives from Latin, and I am looking forward to using my knowledge of the language to further my law career. Even though I had very negative expectations and fears about learning a language, I know that I have been positively effected by my experiences in my Latin courses, and I am thankful for all they have taught me.

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