UCCS HISTORY DEPARTMENT AWARDS CEREMONY, Spring 2018
OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:
OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT: Colin McAllister, MA
OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT Across ALL HUMANITIES Depts:
Stefan impressed his faculty and chairs across the Humanities Departments. Stefan’s strength as a candidate for the Humanities Divisional Award is his ability to and achievement bridging different disciplines: History, Film Studies, Geography, Filmmaking, and Digital Studies. He has earned a 4.0 GPA in both his History major as well as a 4.0 GPA overall.
CU DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR:
Paul Harvey, Professor and CU President’s Teaching Scholar
SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR CAMPUS-WIDE OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARD
WUNDERLI SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS: The Department gives out annual scholarships, named in honor of Rick Wunderli, long-time Professor of Medieval History at UCCS. The scholarship comes from an endowment established by Judith Price (1944-2012), a long-time Instructor in the Department.
Awardees: Aleah Cathriean Eddy, Stefan Scott Huddleston, Heather Leigh Bergh,
Kellen Job Hernandez DeAlba, Jasmine Marchman, Allison McDonald, Edna Elizabeth Newey, Amy Edith Roberts, April Marie Roof, Elizabeth May Ross, and Baylee Helen Schopp
FLORENCE MURPHY SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS: The scholarship is possible through the generosity of one of the most distinguished graduates of UCCS. The scholarship consists of two $750 awards for the school year for non-traditional undergraduate students (25 years or older) who are History majors.
Awardees: Kateri Pecetti and Cyrus Youngs
HISTORY DEPARTMENT SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS: This scholarship acknowledges especially deserving history students.
Awardees: Andi Walker, Mikayla R. Fontenot, Victoria Kathryn Coyle, Bailey Deelynn Ford, and Shawnee Vanness
UCCS GRADUATE SCHOOL FELLOWSHIP NOMINEES: These standout graduate students were nominated by their department faculty for the very competitive, campus-wide graduate fellowship competition.
Nominees: Albert Welsh, Barry Binder and Kyle Newkirk
Winner: Barry Binder
GRADUATING M.A. STUDENTS
Fall 2017: Alex Archuleta, Barb Ely, Kyle Clark, Colin MacDonald, Thomas Christison, Joshua Tangye
Spring 2018: Michael Stephen, Stephanie Fields, Madelyn Husted, Kayla Crosbie, Tim Lorenzen, Elijah Wallace, and Colin McAllister
INTERNSHIPS IN HISTORY, completed at a range of organizations, including the US Olympic Committee Archives, Western Museum of Mining and Industry, UCCS Archives, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, and Fourth Infantry Division Museum, among others.
Graduate Interns: Don Unger, Kellen De Alba, Barb Ely, Stephanie Fields, Elijah Wallace, and Kayla Crosbie
Undergraduate interns: Haley Hunsaker, Scott Rayl, and Allison McDonald
FOUNTAIN FAIRVIEW CEMETERY PROJECT: We would like to recognize the work of our UCCS student volunteers, including Emily Puffet, Chuck Phillips and Haley Hunsaker. And, UCCS Alumni Volunteers: Amber Bradish, Travis Pollock, Kim Sweetwood, and Patrick Turner. Special Thanks to Mary Rupp, UCCS Archivist
Volunteer of the Year Award: Haley Hunsaker
CSURF PRESENTERS, the Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum, held at Colorado College this weekend. All are welcome. We have a handful of History majors presenting this year. CSURF presenters, if you are here, please stand and be recognized.
PHI ALPHA THETA, the History National Honor Society, UCCS chapter, TAU CHI, will hold a PAT awards ceremony at 6pm on April 30. Please join us. Faculty Advisor: Professor Samantha Christiansen
Inductees: Stefan S. Huddleston, Nathaniel E. Henderson, Madison S. Harris, Allison C. McDonald, Anneliese Lydia Schaff, Stacie Allen, Baylee H. Schopp, Shannon Ritchey, Haley C Hunsaker, Rachel M. Ruiz, Michelle L. Mason, Lauren Marie Mouten.
Six UCCS students, graduate and undergrad, also presented their research at Phi Alpha Theta’s Regional Conference in April 2018 at CSU Pueblo:
- Elijah T. Wallace – University of Colorado-Colorado Springs “Louis II’s Art of War: Use of Vegetian Strategy in his third campaign against the Emirate of Bari, 867-871”
- Barry C. Binder – University of Colorado – Colorado Springs “Labor, Capital, and Violence: Historiography of the Cripple Creek Miners’ Strikes, 1894-1904”
- Timothy Vilgiate – University of Colorado-Colorado Springs “Botany, Forestry and Colonialism in Ghana, 1920-1940”
- Michael Stephen – University of Colorado-Colorado Springs “Korean Widow Legal Suits at the Choson High Court in Seoul (1908-1939): Colonial Modernity and the new Legal Space”
- Kellen DeAlba – University of Colorado-Colorado Springs “The Immigration Struggle of the Chinese in Mexico at the turn of the Twentieth Century”
- Madison Harris – University of Colorado – Colorado Springs “A Cloud of Controversy: George Washington and Smallpox Inoculation During the American Revolution”
OUTSTANDING SENIOR THESES BY SECTION, Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
Professor Headle’s section:
- Patrick Yarusso, “Childhood Poverty in the Progressive Era: The Work of Jacob Riis”
- Anneliese Schaaf, “Waist Not, Want Not: The Great Corset Controversy, Nineteenth-Century Science, and the Death of the Corset”
- Stefan Huddleston, “Massive Verbal Persuasion: J. Don Alexander and the Alexander Film Company”
Professor Jimenez’s Section:
- Lauren Mouton “Responses to the Big Thompson Flood”
Professor Martoccio’s Section:
- Megan Coleman, “Two Women Trapped in the World of Amour Courtois: An Analysis of Heloise and Hildgard’s Works”
- Carl Churchill, “Scoundrels, Dogs and Heathens: Christian Mercenaries in the Almohad Caliphate (1121-1269)”
- Sydney Schneider, “Self-Murder She Wrote: The Asceticism of St. Catherine of Siena as Seen in Her Letters”
Professor Christiansen’s Section:
- Megan Murray, “Women of the Young Lords Party of New York”
- Shannon Ritchey, “Mickey Mouse Has Grown Up a Cow: David Bowie and the Society of the Spectacle”
GRADUATE TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS: Timmy Viligiate, Don Unger, Kellen DeAlba, Alex Archuleta
TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS FOR AY 2017-18 YEAR
*David Walker *Madelyn Husted *Timothy Vilgiate *Alexander Archuleta *Donald Unger *Kellen DeAlba *Stephanie Fields *Ian Smith *Alicia Williams *Kyle Clark
TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS FOR AY 2018-19 YEAR
*Chris Schreck *Kurt Blose *Stefan Huddleston *Don Unger *Sydney Pearson *Kellen DeAlba *Andi Walker
GRADUATE STUDENT PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:
- Elijah Wallace, “IMPERIUM ET CREDO: Frankish-Byzantine Rivalry over Leadership of the Roman-Christian Credo-State in the Ninth Century,”
- Nick Ota Wang presented “Third Gender and Unknown Sexualities” at History Camp Colorado, Red Rocks Community College, 2017.
- Timmy Vilgiate presented at Southwestern Conference of Latin American Studies in San Antonio, TX, March 2018.
- Kellen De Alba presented at Rocky Mountain Conference of Latin American Studies in Reno, NV, April 2018.
- Timmy Vilgiate also presented at Rocky Mountain Conference of Latin American Studies in Reno, NV, April 2018.
UNDERGRADUTE RESEARCH JOURNAL and Upcoming “The Springs Online Graduate History Journal”
Special Recognition: Timmy Vilgiate, Founding Editor
SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR OUTSTANDING DEPARTMENTAL ASSISTANCE
Kayla Crosbie and Sydney Pearson
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL AWARD WINNERS! We are very proud your many student accomplishments.