Diane Fowler Hatch, professor emerita of classics, died Oct. 13, 2018. She was 76.
Born April 23, 1942, in Savannah, Georgia, she was a graduate of Sweet Briar College and held a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when she began teaching Latin and classics at Mary Washington in 1966.
She resigned in 1968 to pursue a doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill but was recruited back to the Fredericksburg campus in 1972. Dr. Hatch completed her dissertation in 1974.
With a Mary Washington colleague, Elizabeth A. Clark, Dr. Hatch co-edited The Golden Bough, The Oaken Cross: The Virgilian Cento of Faltonia Betitia Proba.
Dr. Hatch was a founding member of what is now the Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion. She retired in 2000.