Prof Hermann Kurthen, Sociology, atop the Thorong-La Pass in Nepal (17,769 ft) with Tibetan prayer flags. “Climbing Thorong-La was the high point of a 3-week Annapurna Circuit trekking adventure I took with my wife Kay M. Losey (Writing).”
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One might think that it was a natural choice for Katie Oyama to select Classics as her major after attending Troy High School, with a neighboring school named Athens. While Oyama did take four years of Latin in high school, she says it was their class tri