Professor Barbara Flaschenriem was a founding member of Grand Valley State University's Department of Classics and deeply invested in expanding access to University education for promising and committed students of Greco-Roman antiquity. The scholarship which bears her name will benefit Classics students with financial need.
The Barbara L. Flaschenriem Endowed Classics Scholarship was first awarded, for 2014-2015, to Steven P. Krepp. As a senior at Grand Valley and a Classics major in the Latin Secondary Education program, Krepp was already finding ways to share his passion for the ancient world with young people, notably in an internship working with AP Latin students at East Kentwood High School.
Grand Valley is delighted that Prof. Flaschenriem’s aspirations are being fulfilled by talented and deserving students like Mr. Krepp.