QWC Employee Traveling to Eta Sigma Phi Convention

rachael_neville_qwcA Quality Writing Center student employee has been awarded a trip to the Eta Sigma Phi 85th Annual Convention at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Rachael Neville, senior classical studies major and QWC receptionist, was inducted into Eta Sigma Phi, an honorary classical studies society, in December 2012. Rachael’s high GPA in Ancient Greek and Latin courses earned her membership. Eta Sigma Phi was founded in 1914 at the University of Chicago by a group of undergraduate students who wished “to develop and promote interest in classical study among the students of colleges and universities,” according to the society’s constitution.

The annual convention is hosted each year by a local chapter, and university chapters across the country send delegates. Rachael arrives at the convention April 5 and will compete in a friendly “certamen,” Latin for academic competition, that evening. Saturday, she will enjoy professorial presentations and academic activities on the Wake Forest campus. Students will have the option to adorn themselves in ancient dress for Saturday evening’s traditional banquet, which includes a performance by Professor Gellar-Goad’s Greek and Roman Comedy class. We congratulate Rachael for her fine academic performance and her membership in Eta Sigma Phi. We also thank her for her several years of helpful service to QWC students. (Thanks to Shelby Gill for her reporting and writing!)