Announcing the first recipient of the Barbara F. McManus Leadership Award

At its meeting on 9 April 2011 the Board of Directors of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States voted to honor Barbara F. McManus for her consistent and distinguished service to the organization and to establish an award in her name in recognition of her long-standing leadership in CAAS and the discipline of classics at large.
Today the organization proudly commends Barbara for her many contributions to its mission and function as visionary officer, indefatigable committee chair, reliable consultant, and proactive member. As president in 2005, she reorganized the leadership of the organization for improved efficiency and accountability. She created the CAAS website in 2005, developing and managing it since with an eye toward accuracy of information and member needs. Board Parliamentarian since 2008, she was a driving force on the By-Laws and Regulations Committee, ensuring that our practices met the rules of New York State incorporation. In 2008 she received a Presidential Initiative Grant to direct a Latin translation workshop that translated into classical Latin the system messages for the Encore Learning Environment in which VRoma resides.
Barbara’s wisdom and labor, generously offered, have enriched our discipline beyond our organization; often without a title, she has supported many enterprises in multiple venues that advanced the cause of classics. In 2008 she received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Philological Association for her rich and varied contributions to the national assocation, for her advocacy of underrepresented members of the classics community, and for her interdisciplinary research that embraced women, reception, teaching, and technology.
Inspiring teacher, skilled administrator, generous colleague, patient mentor, tireless collaborator, talented scholar.
Let’s celebrate Barbara, truly¬†dux femina facti!