Nancy Bookidis, M.A. '62, Ph.D. '67, was named the 2014 recipient of the Aristeia Award for Distinguished Alumni/ae of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. She is currently the assistant director emerita of the Corinth excavations.
Bookidis began excavating at the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore in Ancient Corinth as a graduate student. She took over the direction of that excavation in 1968, and dug there until 1973, followed by two more seasons in 1975 and 1994. She worked at Corinth as secretary, curator, and then as assistant director from 1973 until her retirement in 2003.
The Aristeia Award, not in its fourth year, was created to honor those who have done the most over the years to support the School’s mission in teaching, research, archaeological exploration, and/or publication.