Scholarships and Awards

Congratulations to the 2015-16 Award Recipients!

Outstanding History Major

James J. Coughlin

Outstanding Social Studies Major

Megan K. Reeves

Outstanding History Paper

Andrew L. Abbey
Alanna R. Hazard

MacPhee Scholarship

Nicholas A. Baglia

Zimmer History Scholarship

Anna F. Booth

John J. and Helen B. Mancuso Scholarship

Nicholas J. Arcoraci
Meghan Bartok
Matthew L. DeWinde
Kimberly S. Hodges
Morgan R. Rybak
Maria L. Serio

Joseph T. Gallagher Scholarship

Devinne R. Arnold

William and Helen Chazanof Scholarship

Curtis Kibler

Kenneth E. Cutler Scholarship

Mary Kay A. Taylor

Kim Korhummel Scholarship

Peri M. Pearson

Phi Alpha Theta Award

James J. Coughlin

Honors in Student Teaching

Lindsey Bauza
Alissa Moseley
Megan Reeves


James Coughlin receives the Outstanding History Major award from Dr. Sievens

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

Curt Kibler receives the Chazanof Award from Dr. Staples

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

Maria Serio receive a Mancuso award from Dr. Hagedorn

The Kim Korhummel Scholarship was established by the Fredonia Class of 1994 in memory of Ms. Korhummel, a student in the department and a member of the Class of ’94, who died of ALS before graduating.

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

Anna Booth receives the Zimmer scholarship from Dr. Sievens

Trenten Merrill receives the Carnahan scholarship from Dr. Sievens

Mary Kay Taylor receives the Cutler scholarship from Dr. McCord

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

Megan Reeves receives the Outstanding Social Studies Major award from Dr. Sievens

Alana Hazard receives a Best History Paper award from Dr. Sievens

Megan Reeves, Lindsey Bauza, & Alissa Moseley (l to r) receive Honors in Student Teaching from Dr. Sievens.

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

The 2016 inductees of the Phi Alpha Theta honors society


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