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Interested in exploring the Classical and Ancient Mediterranean world for fun?  Interested in viewing and talking about Hollywood’s latest take on ancient history, mythology, and the bible? Interested in meeting CAMS faculty outside of the classroom, to talk about popular culture and the ancient world, or the life of a scholar studying the ancient world?  Interested in organizing excursions to museums or special exhibits?   Then you should be part of CAMS Club!

Invite your friends, contact your faculty advisors, and see what can be done.

CAMS Club student officers (2015-2016)

Mark Van Horn, CAMS Club President (
Erin Kelso, CAMS Club Treasurer (
Maddie Hessmann, CAMS Club Secretary (

CAMS Club student officers (2014-2015)

William Evans - CAMS Club President (
Haley Deli - CAMS Club Treasurer  (
Trevor Brandt - CAMS Club Secretary (

CAMS Club past student officers (2013-2014)

Andrew Wigman - CAMS Club President
Zach Mandell  - CAMS Club Vice President
Melissa DiJulio - CAMS Club Treasurer 
Douglas Chatterton - CAMS Club Secretary

CAMS Club faculty advisors

Pam Cole (
Tawny Holm (
Mary Lou Munn (
Zoe Stamatopoulou (

Student Testimonial

“The day I changed my major to Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies was one of the happiest of my college career.  Even before switching to CAMS,  I was interested in what the department had to offer. (...)
An undergraduate advisor suggested LATIN 003 as a way of easing into college life, as I had taken Latin classes throughout high school and had performed well on the Advanced Placement exams.  The beginning was rough, but I enjoyed the challenge of translating Latin prose and the information that the texts conveyed.  Although I pursued an Advertising degree during my first two years of college, I continued to sign up for Latin courses, and by the end of my sophomore year, I had realized that Classics, not Advertising, was the right major for me. In addition to the Latin courses, I also studied the ancient civilizations of Rome, Greece, and Egypt in the CAMS major.  All of these classes were interesting, educational, and taught by knowledgeable faculty members.   The CAMS faculty is always helpful; they provide insight into the class material and make suggestions for outside reading during office hours and after class.  When I wrote my senior thesis for the Honors College, I received much help from the CAMS faculty while researching and writing the thesis.  Now that I have received my diplomas from Penn State, both in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Spanish, I have decided to pursue a Master’s degree in Education.  I have been accepted at the Complutense University of Madrid, one of the oldest universities in Europe, to study secondary education, specializing in classical languages.  I am confident that the education I received at Penn State, notably in the CAMS department, will aid me greatly in my postgraduate studies and in securing a teaching job, whether in the United States, Spain, or elsewhere.”

Celia Meehan
2010 CAMS graduate

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