Greek America Foundation Awards Fellowship to Recent Graduate
Monday, July 7, 2014
by Katie Smith ’15
PHILADELPHIA (July 7, 2014) — Dale Pappas ’14, a recent Saint Joseph’s graduate, has been named the Greek America Foundation’s (GAF) Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for the 2014-15 academic year. The fellowship will provide $10,000 toward Pappas’s yearlong immersion in modern Greek life.
As an undergraduate history and Italian studies major, Pappas developed a passion for exploring the past, focusing specifically on Napoleonic studies and Greek-Italian relations. For his senior thesis, he examined the influence of the Italian Fascist regime on the Greek island of Kos. Through the GAF fellowship, Pappas will continue this research.
“I am excited to see in person the monuments and buildings that I’ve written about for over a year,” says Pappas, “and am grateful to have access to archival sources in Athens and on the island of Rhodes that will allow me to explore Greece’s history with Italy more profoundly.”
Upon completion of the fellowship, Pappas plans to pursue a doctorate in modern Italian history, with a focus on Greek-Italian relations.
The GAF’s Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship program offers graduating seniors or post-graduate students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Greek life through a one-year immersion experience. Pappas will spend the upcoming academic year in Athens, learning modern Greek, volunteering at the American College of Greece, and working in a customized internship.