OGRE Tetrarchs

Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies


The Tetrarchs of O.G.R.E.

Victoria Budesa 

I am a senior majoring in Latin and Romance languages. I developed an interest in the classics while studying Latin in high school which motivated me to continue Latin in college and get involved with OGRE. After I graduate I plan to become a teacher and hopefully inspire others to get into classical studies as well.
Maureen Ingersoll Treasurer

I am a history major currently in the education program, so I suppose I am now and education major. My fate as to an occupation is currently undetermined, even though I am in the education program. I am the treasurer of OGRE and currently study the latin language. I also enjoy outdoor activities, particularly kayaking. Although I do not enjoy running, I love to pass out cups of water to crazy people like my twin sister who have the unearthly desire to run marathons.

 Nicole Pietrowicz
Vice President of OGRE/HSF

Originally from Bayonne New Jersey, I moved to Galloway around 2004. I graduated from Absegami High School in the top 20% of my class. Wishing to further my education in history, I enrolled in Atlantic Cape Community College. I was very active in several clubs at ACC. In 2007, I graduated with my Associate in Arts Degree in History. I am now a senior in Richard Stockton College. At Stockton, I wish to receive a Bachelors of Arts Degree in History with a minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. While studying Beginning Latin with Professor Panagakos, I became interested in Classical Humanities. So, I joined OGRE and Eta Sigma Phi in 2009. That year I was President of OGRE. With the help from many members and generous donors, last semester OGRE and Eta Sigma Phi raised $2,500 in our Marathon Reading of the Odyssey. The money went to the Red Cross to help the earthquake victims of Haiti. Also, we were very successful in raising money for our club through several Book and Bake Sales. It is my hope, as Vice President, to have another great semester filled with lots of fun.   

Robyn Sopel

"Robyn Sobel is the Consul (President) of OGRE this year. She began taking Latin her first semester as a transfer student, and quickly discovered that she not only didn't hate learning languages, but she very much loved studying Latin! She is now in her last semester of her undergraduate degree in History. She is planning on pursueing an MA in Holocaust in Genocide Studies from RSC the following spring, after which she hopes to get a PhD in History. "