Classics Students Rename Award in Honor of Beloved
Members of Gamma
Omicron chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national classics
honorary, recently voted to rename the Eta Sigma Phi
Prize for Excellence in Latin in honor of Virginia K.
Hellenga, who has taught Latin at Monmouth College for
fifteen years. Prof. Hellenga is retiring at the end of
The first recipient
of the renamed award, announced at Honors Convocation on
Tuesday, April 20, 2010, was graduating senior Robert
Grafsgaard, who studied elementaryLatin with Prof.