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Brenda Fineberg

Professor & Chair of Classics

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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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.

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