The study of ancient Greek and Latin has proven to be valuable preparation for the modern world. Some Greek and Latin students go on to graduate school in Classics or to teach in secondary schools.
Many classics majors find the skills they learn in the study of ancient languages become a credential for a wide variety of careers that require discipline, organizational skills, an eye for detail and an understanding of the way in which a body of knowledge accumulates to address a specific task.
Knox alumni who majored in Classics include:
Assistant Professor of Classics, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas. Jason Banta '97.
Attorney, Chiles & Associates, Wheaton, Illinois. Karl Bayer '92.
Ph.D. candidate, Center for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, Michael Barbezat '03.
High School Latin Teacher, Monmouth High School, Monmouth, Illinois. Brian Tibbets '96.
Elementary School Teacher, Chicago, Illinois. Gwyneth Seymour '06.
Graduate Student, Ph.D. program in Classics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Heather Elomaa, '07.
Electronic Services and Instruction Librarian, Washington Talking Book and Braille Library, Seattle, Washington. Eura Ryan Szuwalski '04.
Dentist, Janesville, Wisconsin. Chad Campanelli, (DDS University of Iowa) '97.
Attorney, Abrams Kaslow & Cassman, Omaha, Nebraska. Sean Gillen '94.
Information Specialist, Dairy Management, Rosemont, Illinois. Marya Birnbaum Spangler '93.
Global Consultant,Paragon Global Resources, Warrenville, Illinois. Elizabeth Wackerlin '06. Modern Languages and Classics major.
Forensic Genealogist, Kemp & Associates; Salt Lake City, Utah. Chris White '96.
A Knox College graduate and vice president of development at the Greater Peoria Business Alliance, Jim Lynch is among the young leaders recognized by InterBusiness Issues magazine.
Known for his plain, direct translations of ancient works, the scholar meets with students and reads from his translations of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.
In Knox College classroom visits and a lecture, John Hooper of The Economist magazine and The Guardian newspaper describes some of his experiences covering news in Spain, Italy, and elsewhere.