CYA Reception during AIA and SCS joint meeting

On January 5th, CYA hosted its yearly reception in conjunction with the joint meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Society for Classical Studies (SCS).


(from left) VP of Academics Theoni Scourta, Professor Robert Pitt and Brittain Smith (C of Holy Cross)

This year, the event was held at the Copley Square Marriott in Boston. Alexis Phylactopoulos (CYA President), Theoni Scourta (Vice President of Academics), and Robert Pitt (CYA Professor) were present from Greece; all three attended the AIA/SCS meeting, where Professor Pitt presented his paper on “New Inscribed Clamps and Dowels from the Athenian Propylaia.”

The event was also attended by CYA’s Cambridge-based team: Cornelia Herzfeld (Special Consultant to the President), Lauren Chow (Admin Support Coordinator), Maria Marakas (Bursar, Office Manager), Katie Sievers (Associate Director, Campus Relations), and Grace Twardy (Student & Campus Relations Coordinator).

Lauren Chow, Keith Adams (CYA ’73), Grace Twardy



 The CYA team enjoyed meeting and reconnecting with alumni, friends, and colleagues from the Boston area and Archaeology and Classical Studies fields. Despite the freezing Boston temperatures and fresh snow, it was a warm and lively evening; attendees ate and drank, shared research plans or favorite memories from Greece, and made new connections within the extended CYA family.

 For some alumni, it was the first time reuniting with CYA classmates from across the country! The evening was a heartwarming reflection of the close ties within the vibrant CYA community. CYA thanks all who braved the weather to join the evening’s festivities!

Kathleen Garland & Margaret Kurkoski (CYA ’11) were roommates in Athens!

Mr. Phyl with CYA Alums Marshall (Zane) Jordan (CYA ’17), Lauren Montieth (CYA Fall ’16) and Consul General of Greece, Mr. Stratos Efthymiou

Jakob Froelich (CYA Fall ’15) and Connor North (CYA Fall ’15) – The reception was a reunion for them; they haven’t seen each other since Athens!