Reception for CYA Alumni and Friends at the 2020 AIA/SCS Meeting

CYA held a reception for Alumni & Friends January 4th in Washington, DC. The event was held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America/Society for Classical Studies.

Former CYA Faculty Member Tessa Dinsmoor & CYA President Alexis Phylactopoulos


CYA President, Alexis Phylactopoulos, CYA Vice President for Academic Affairs, Theoni Scourta, and CYA Director of Alumni Relations, Erica Huffman ’93, attended the event along with nearly 70 guests, including local area alumni/parents and conference attendees. Chairman of the Board of Trustees of College Year in Athens, Chris Todd, and Treasurer of the CYA Board of Trustees, Peter Allen ’65, joined CYA Advisory Roundtable member & Adjunct Professor at Southwestern University Pam Haskell and Academic CYA Advisory Roundtable member & Chair, Classics at Southwestern University Hal Haskell and CYA faculty members Jeff Vanderpool and Nina Papathanasopoulou along with former CYA faculty member Tessa Dinsmoor at the festive occasion.

Caroline Dorey ’18, Allie Davis ’18 & CYA Vice President for Academic Affairs Theoni Scourta


Several alumni in the field were able to join as well, including: Professor of Classics and W. H. Collins Vickers Professor of Archaeology Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University Alan Shapiro ’69, Senior Associate Member, Post-Doc at the American School of Studies at Athens Sam Holzman ’10, Research Associate, Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College Mary Dabney ’75, Professor of Classics at Washington University in St. Louis Cathy Keane ‘91, Associate Professor of Classics at Franklin and Marshall Gretchen Meyers ’91, and Assistant Professor of Classics at Knox College Mitchell Parks ’07. The event is a great opportunity to re-connect with friends and fellow CYA alumni and friends as well as meet new people. Great food and conversation made for a fun night!

Robert Caudill, Marlee Miller, Erik DeMarche ’10, Sam Holzman ’10 (American School of Classical Studies), and Catharine Judson ’09


Susan Spencer ’69 & Peter Allen ’65

Written by Erica Huffman (CYA ’93), Director of Alumni Relations

For more pictures from the reception, please look at our flickr album.



Written by Anna Wichmann