Scholarships and Awards

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Award Recipients!

Outstanding History Major

Jefferson D. Dedrick

Outstanding Social Studies Major

Kimberly S. Hodges

Outstanding History Paper

Austin Parr

Carnahan Scholarship

Trenten D. Merrill

MacPhee Scholarship

Hugh-Daniel E. Mosher

Zimmer History Scholarship

Austin J. Flower

John J. and Helen B. Mancuso Scholarship

Nicholas J. Arcoraci
Nicholas A. Baglia
Meghan Bartok
Rebekah E. Denz
Matthew L. DeWinde
Austin Parr
Peri M. Pearson
Kelsey N. Tulipane

Joseph T. Gallagher Scholarship

Sebastian Guerra

William and Helen Chazanof Scholarship

Matthew L. DeWinde
Kimberly S. Hodges

Kenneth E. Cutler Scholarship

Mary Kay A. Taylor

Kim Korhummel Scholarship

Anna F. Booth

Phi Alpha Theta Award

Morgan R. Rybak

Honors in Student Teaching

Jefferson D. Dedrick
Kimberly S. Hodges
Morgan R. Rybak


Jefferson D. Dedrick receives the Outstanding History Major award from Dr. Fabian

The honors program of the Department of History is designed to honor graduates of the History or Social Studies programs who have consistently demonstrated ability and produced work of high quality in the discipline. The honors designation is given to students who achieve an all-college average of 3.0; an average in history courses of 3.25; and who earn appropriate grades in HIST 499 (Senior Honors Seminar) and HIST 201 (Doing History). For more information on the honors program, contact the chairperson.

Dr. Sievens with some student award recipients

The department gives a variety of awards:

The Chazanof Award recognizes student work in local history

Dr. Sievens presents Matt DeWinde with the Chazanof Award

The MacPhee and Mancuso Scholarships are given to promising History or Social Studies majors who have attained junior rank.

Nicholas Baglia receives a Mancuso Award from Dr. Kinkela


Peri Pearson receives a Mancuso Award from Dr. Litwicki


Nick Arcoraci receives a Mancuso Award from Dr. Sievens


Kelsey Tulipane receives a Mancuso Award from Dr. Fabian

Hugh-Daniel E. Mosher receives the MacPhee Award from Dr. Arnold

The Zimmer Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior history major with career plans in law or communications.

Austin Flower receives the Zimmer Scholarship from Dr. Staples

The David Carnahan Award is awarded to a freshmen history major.

Trenten Merrill receives the Carnahan scholarship from Dr. Kinkela

The Joseph T. Gallagher Scholarship is named in honor of the Dept. of History's first African historian who passed away suddenly in 1988.  It is given to a student from an underrepresented group pursuing an education degree.

Sebastian Guerra receives the Gallagher Award from Dr. Fabian

The department also annually recognizes an Outstanding History major, an Outstanding Social Studies major, and an Outstanding History paper.

Kimberly S. Hodges receives the Outstanding Social Studies Major award from Dr. Sievens

Austin Parr receives the Best History Paper award from Dr. Arnold

Kimberly S. Hodges, Morgan Rybak, and Jefferson D. Dedrick receive Honors in Student Teaching Awards from Dr. Sievens.

Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, recognizes academic excellence.

Morgan Rybak receives the Phi Alpha Theta Award from Dr. Sievens

The 2017 inductees of the Phi Alpha Theta honors society

History Department Office

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