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Classics major Katelin McCullough named Dean’s Distinguished Graduate

Posted: March 20, 2013
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Katelin McCullough, majoring in Classical Archaeology and Anthropology, has been named a 2013 Dean’s Distinguished Graduate in the College of Liberal Arts.  She will be honored publicly at the graduation ceremony in May.

Every year the College of Liberal Arts awards this title to twelve graduating seniors in honor of their outstanding achievements in scholarship, leadership, and service to the college.  Instituted in 1980, this is the highest honor the College of Liberal Arts awards to its students.

Katelin has been continuously on the University Honors List and the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Honors List. Additionally, she was accepted into Phi Beta Kappa, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and was named a Distinguished College Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts.  She has devoted nearly 50 credit hours to language study in Latin, Greek, and German at UT; but her main academic interest lies in examining and understanding how different individuals dealt with hierarchical structure dynamics and differences in social status throughout the Mediterranean, particularly in the Roman world. Her goal is to better understand how this is manifested in material culture.  Her Honors Thesis explored the commemoration of commercial behavior among elite individuals within the Roman Empire. She hopes to continue her studies in a graduate program for Classical Archaeology in Fall 2013.

Katelin is our seventh senior to earn this distinction in the last six years.  The others are Kathleen Kidder and Matthew Ramirez (2011); Joshua Ethan Alexander (2010); Dhananjay Jagannathan (2009); and Megan Campbell and Christina Skelton (2008).

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