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Undergrad Eleanor Vander Laan ’24 wins the 2024 Cooley Prize

Posted by on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 in Uncategorized.

On April 22, 2024, the Department of Classical and Mediterranean studies presented Eleanor Vander Laan with a new award to recognize academic excellence and extraordinary service by a graduating senior major. They are a graduating senior majoring in Classical and Mediterranean Studies, as well as Educational Studies and History. Eleanor maintained a perfect GPA across 13 courses in Classical and Mediterranean Studies – 4 more than the minimum required by the major. Their contribution to our language program in particular was highlighted by nominators who praised Eleanor’s proficiency, enthusiasm and creativity in 5 upper-level Latin courses, as well as their dedication to offering a Latin Help Desk over the last two semesters.