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2010 Citation for the Coffin Award

I am happy to announce the winner of the David D. and Rosemary H. Coffin Fellowship for Travel in Classical Lands.  From a strong field of applicants, Mr. Jeffrey Brickler of Norwood, Ohio emerged as a clearly dedicated teacher, animated strongly by a desire to become familiar with ancient sites by firsthand exposure. He will use the award to attend the American Academy in Rome's Classical Summer School. As Mr. Brickler put it in his letter of application, "With the completion of this program I will be able to provide my students with experiences that they can not get from any other language teacher."
 
A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in Classics, Mr. Brickler went on to complete an M.A. in Classics at Ohio State University. He is continuing to take graduate courses while teaching at Turpin High School in Cincinnati. He has maintained membership in the Ohio Junior Classical League, the ACL, CAMWS, the Ohio Classical Conference and the APA.  
 
A colleague remarks on his teaching, "Mr. Brickler is ahead of most other teachers in his knowledge of technology and its suitability for the program....He is curious, interested, and truly passionate about his craft."  It is clear that the American Academy's Summer Program will advance Mr. Brickler's familiarity with the sites that so inspire him, and will transmit that vitality which this scholarship seeks to foster as did the lifelong careers of the Coffins.
 
I would like to thank my colleagues on the committee, Prof. Eric Dugdale and Dr. Greta Ham, for their thoughtful deliberation, and Adam Blistein for his gracious support of the process.
 
Henry Bender
Chair

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