CAMWS Awards

CAMWS Awards for Outstanding Accomplishment in Classical Studies

Three St. Olaf College seniors have received Awards for Outstanding Accomplishment in Classical Studies from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. Each award brings with it a certificate and a one-year complimentary membership in CAMWS.

Senior Clara A. Gambill, from La Grande, OR, is a double major in Ancient Studies and Mediterranean Archaeology. She has taken Classical Studies in Italy, participated in summer archaeological excavations (twice in Turkey, once in Israel), and spent the spring term of her junior year in Greece, taking classes through College Year in Athens and volunteering at the American School of Classical Studies. She has given a paper at the Undergraduate Conference on the Ancient World at NYU and will present a poster at the Virtual CAMWS Meeting in May. She is currently hyparchos of St. Olaf’s chapter of Eta Sigma Phi and a leader in the Archaeology Club and Society for Ancient History. Next year she will be crossing the Atlantic to pursue an M.A. in Archaeology at Cardiff University in Wales.

Senior JuliAnne N. Rach, from Orlando, FL, is a double major in Classics and Humanistic Archaeology. She was recently elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She has taken Classical Studies in Italy, participated as an intern in the summer dig at Antiochia ad Cragum in Turkey, and done on-site summer research with the Ancient Graffiti Project in Pompeii. This year she is serving as the Latin Lab instructor and as prytanis of St. Olaf’s chapter of Eta Sigma Phi. She holds leadership roles in St. Olaf’s Archaeology Club and the Society for Ancient History. In 2018 she played the role of Parthenis, the crabby man’s daughter, in the St. Olaf production of Menander’s Dyskolos. Next year she will be heading south to the University of Arizona in Tucson to begin the M.A. program in Classics.

Senior Wynn A. Walk-Martin, from Sevierville, TN, is a double major in Medieval Studies and Latin with a concentration in Linguistic Studies. Besides taking Classical Studies in Italy, he spent the spring semester of his junior year at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Keble College, Oxford. A member of Eta Sigma Phi, he won a plastic laurel wreath in the javelin competition at last fall’s Olympics. He serves as an individual Latin tutor and as the president of the St. Olaf Linguistics Society. As hobbies, he enjoys performing with St. Olaf’s Hardanger Fiddle Ensemble and constructing new languages and writing systems and the mythological worlds to go along with them. Next year he will venture north and embark on the M.A. program in Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto.

Winners of CAMWS Awards, 2004-2019


Kathleen R. Burt

David R. Schiedler


Kathleen E. Ess

Christopher A. Schifani


Keeley Esterhay

Kendra E. Olson

A. Kirstine Wynn


Elizabeth A. Beerman

Jennifer S. Starkey

Joshua P. Swenson


Kayla A. Rasmussen


Hilary J. Bouxsein

B. Cory Holec

Nathan C. O’Keefe


Jennifer N. Easler


Katherine A. Crawford

Martin P. Shedd

Jennifer A. Stanull


Emily Marie Sandquist


Collin J. Moat


Rebecca A. Frank


Grace B. Koch

Chance E. Bonar


Leif D. McClellan


Kirby L. Schoephoerster

Joseph A. C. Burkhart


Herman S. Hannan


Devin P. Ames