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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Del Maticic earns a MacCracken Fellowship to NYU

On May 9, 2015, Del A. Maticic graduated summa cum laude from the South Carolina Honors College with a B.A. in Classics and History. In addition to taking numerous graduate level courses in Latin, Greek, and Philosophy, Del completed several independent research projects on medieval manuscripts. His Honors College senior thesis explored the function of kosmos in Plato’s Symposium.  

 On top of his academic accomplishments, Del was also an active student leader, founding the classics honor society Eta Sigma Phi, Alpha Iota Chapter, which has since organized language tutoring, visited high school Latin classes and conventions, facilitated a Latin reading group, and brought scholars to U of SC from Brown University and Cambridge University.

 Del earned numerous awards for his academic achievement, including the prestigious Palmetto Fellows scholarship, the History Department’s Coolidge Prize, the College of Arts and Sciences’ ​Rising Senior ​Award​, and the Classics program's Robert​  F. W. Alston ​Award in Ancient Languages​, which he received twice. Additionally, he received research grants from the Honors College and the Magellan Scholars Program totaling almost $10,000.00.

 In the fall, Del will enter New York University where he was admitted into the terminal Ph.D. program in Classics on a full fellowship. There he will study natural philosophy and literary theory in Roman literature of the late Republic and early Empire.

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