In May, Evan graduated from Texas Tech University with master’s degrees in classics and geography. At the time he faced a wonderful and difficult choice because he had been accepted into the Ph.D. programs at FOUR prestigious universities–Brown, Berkeley, Cincinnati and Yale. He has since chosen the program at Brown. Evan’s research focuses on stone inscriptions from Classical Greece in terms of text and geographical context. His interests were nurtured at K, where he majored in classical civilization and was mentored by Senior Instructor in Classics Anne Haeckl, among others.
Emily played Elizabeth Bennet in the Jon Jory stage adaptation of Jane’s Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The play was performed last November at Indiana University’s Ruth N. Halls Theater. Emily is a third-year graduate student in acting at IU. She was a theatre arts major at K, and she studied abroad in India. An enthusiastic Monkapult improvisational artist, Emily also was a frequent performer for Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College. Among her most prominent roles was Hamlet in Festival Playhouse’s all-female version of Shakespeare’s play, and she played the role of fellow alumna Lisa Kron ’83 in the latter’s Tony-nominated play Well.
Skip is in his second year of dental school at the University of Michigan, where he decided to “pursue the ’research pathway’ within our curriculum,” he wrote, “where students get the opportunity to complete an independent research project in one of the dental school labs. I joined the school’s main microbiology lab and am currently writing up my proposal for a research project concerning the role that certain pathogenic oral microbes may play in the development and progression of oral squamous cell carcinoma. I performed and presented a literature review of the same subject for my master’s thesis in the department of molecular and integrative physiology at UofM, so it is nice to keep that work going.” During his K days, Skip was involved in a research collaboration with Professor Emeritus of Biology Paul Sotherland and alumnus Ed Dzialowski ’93 in the latter’s laboratory at the University of North Texas. Skip wrote to Paul, “I must say that the experience that you and Ed provided me–including travel to UNT to be a part of the awesome endothermy project–gave me the itch to pursue research further in the master’s program and in dental school. It was a pretty special feeling to be able to leave a small stamp on the science world.”