History Students Win Numerous Awards

The History Department is proud to announce that the following students recently received recognition, from outside the department, for superior scholastic, research, and service achievements. Please stay tuned for a future blog post highlighting departmental award winners who will be recognized at the annual History Department awards banquet on Friday, May 2!

Alumni Association
— History major Jessica Nunez received the Livingston C. Lord Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship, considered EIU’s most prestigious award for academic excellence, recognizes an outstanding undergraduate student who is enrolled in a degree program leading to teacher certification and are planning for a career in elementary, middle level or secondary education.  It is the only scholarship for which the recipients are honored annually during the spring commencement ceremony.

Alumni Services
— History major Zachary Samples was awarded a Distinguished Senior Award. These awards recognize EIU seniors who have enriched the university community by demonstrating outstanding character and leadership through academic achievement, campus and community involvement, and extra-curricular honors and awards.

Graduate School
— HA graduate student Desiree Ramirez was recognized as the Distinguished Graduate Student of the Historical Administration graduate program and MA graduate student Aaron Psujek was recognized as the Distinguished Graduate Student of the MA graduate program.  These annual awards recognize one student from each of the EIU’s graduate degree granting programs.
— MA graduate students Aaron Psujek and Logan Bruce, and HA graduate student Danielle DiGiacomo, each received a Williams Travel Grant.  The Williams Travel Grant is a competitive grant which provides travel support for graduate degree-seeking candidates who have papers or creative works accepted for presentation at regional, state, national or international conferences.
— MA graduate student Nichole Garbrough was awarded a King-Mertz Distinguished Research/Creative Activity Award for her research paper “Delaware Valley Allegiances and Identity in the Eighteenth Century,” completed under the direction of Dr. Charles Foy. The King-Mertz is a competitive award which recognizes highest achievement in graduate research based on non-thesis graduate research/creative activity.
— HA alum (’89) Elaine Webster received an Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award. These awards are given to alumni who have established record of outstanding achievement in their careers, have achieved prominence in their positions and/or have achieved regional, state, or national recognition for accomplishments or contributions.

Study Abroad
— History major Mattie Korneta was named EIU’s Study Abroad Student of the Year. The award recognizesa student who embodies the values of the Office of Study Abroad and the importance of international education.

Dean’s Office, College of Sciences
— History major Michael Bradley was awarded a Social Science Writing Award for his paper “Incarcerated, Transported and Bound: Continued Resistance Amongst the Community of Transported Convicts from London to the Chesapeake, 1770-1775,” completed under the direction of Dr. Charles Foy. This competitive award recognizes outstanding research papers written in upper-division social sciences courses.
— History major Michael Olson was awarded a Social Science Writing Award for his paper “Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Suez Crisis of 1956,” completed under the direction of Dr. Ed Wehrle. This competitive award recognizes outstanding research papers written in upper-division social sciences courses.

Women’s Studies
— MA graduate student Emily Scarbrough was awarded the Woman of Artistic Vision and Excellence Award and won the Women’s Studies Essay Contest in the graduate category.  These awards were granted in recognition of Emily’s creative expression and scholarship in the field of Women’s Studies.

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