English Literature and Classics double major
Class of Spring 2020
Ashley Walker from Dalton, Georgia, originally wanted to go to a university further from home, but after touring Lee she felt that she belonged here more than any other school she had visited.
Now a junior, Ashley has been involved in the Kairos Scholars Honors Program since arriving, and she currently serves as an officer. She is also an officer in Lee’s chapter of the English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, co-president of the Lee University Humanities Coalition, and a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society.
Ashley also serves on campus as the social media manager for the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Language and Literature, which involves the overseeing and creating of content for their social media platforms.
“Lee has provided me with an environment in which I have been able to engage with students and faculty in a meaningful way,” said Ashley. “I am grateful for the ways Lee has challenged me to look at the world differently.”
This past summer, Ashley and another classics major, Nicole Tripp, received the Ledford Scholarship from the Appalachian College Association to translate the first half of Philastrius of Brescia’s “Diversarum Hereseon Liber” from Latin into English, which had never been done before.
After her time at Lee, Ashley plans to pursue her doctorate in literature.