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Senior Alex-Jaden Peart earned a 2024-25 Lionel Pearson Fellowship


Alex-Jaden Peart, a Bachelor of Philosophy candidate in the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Classics, is a recipient of a 2024-25 Lionel Pearson Fellowship. The award, which supports American- and Canadian-trained classicists, will fund a year of Peart’s graduate studies at an English or Scottish university.

A senior in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the David C. Frederick Honors College, Peart began studying Latin in high school at his mother’s insistence. Along with his classics degree, he will graduate in the spring with a bachelor’s in English writing and international studies as well as minors in ancient Greek and German and a certificate in Transatlantic Studies.

This is the second award Peart has received in as many years from the Society for Classical Studies: He traveled to Greece for a seminar at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens with support from the organization’s Frank M. Snowden Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship. Peart also published an article in the New England Classical Journal as the 2023 Phyllis B. Katz Prize recipient.

Teaching Assistant Professor Maggie Beeler encouraged Peart to apply for both Society for Classical Studies honors, and he received application support from the Frederick Honors College and its Office of National Scholarships and Post-Graduation Success. Peart also credited Teaching Assistant Professor Ellen Cole Lee, who chairs his BPhil committee, with supervising his studies and numerous fellowships from Pitt.

Peart is also vice president of Pitt’s Model African Union and earned an outstanding delegate award at the International Model African Union conference in February 2023. He serves as a student ambassador for the Frederick Honors College, the Center for African Studies and the Department of German. He works as a Latin and ancient Greek tutor and a student worker lead in Pitt Classics.