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Senior Ashley Bishop is awarded the Bernice L. Fox Scholarship for 2009

Annual award of Eta Sigma Phi, the national honors society for Classics undergraduates

Posted: March 9, 2009

Congratulations to Ashley Bishop (Classics senior) on being awarded the Bernice L. Fox Scholarship for 2009 by Eta Sigma Phi, the national honors society for Classics undergraduates.

The scholarship is awarded annually to a member of Eta Sigma Phi who is teaching or preparing to teach Latin at the pre-collegiate level.

It honors Bernice L. Fox, who taught English, Latin and Greek at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, from 1947 to 1981, and who served as chair of the Department of Classics from 1970 until her retirement in 1981. Throughout her long and dynamic career she worked tirelessly to promote the Classics in Illinois high schools and colleges. In 1956 she founded Monmouth College's Gamma Omicron Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi. She was the author of Tela Charlottae, the Latin translation of E. B. White's Charlotte's Web. In 1991 Monmouth College conferred on her the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. She died in 2003.

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