Student Awards Spring 2016!

UCCS HISTORY DEPARTMENT AWARDS CEREMONY, May 5th, 2016

OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT(s):
*** Carey Smith  *** Kyle Blaus-Plissner

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT(s):
***Megan Murphy   ***Joe Berg   ***Holly Taylor

FOUNTAIN FAIRVIEW CEMETERY PROJECT VOLUNTEERS
Recognition of volunteers, including Patrick Turner, Volunteer of the Year

UCCS GRADUATE SCHOOL FELLOWSHIP WINNER ($5000!!)
*** Emilee Shindel   *** Jami Wilson

WUNDERLI SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS
*Amy Statton  *Alex Ward  *Cameryn Broin  *Jessica Juhala
*Hannah Pirzadeh  *Rachell Ruiz *Katelyn Huddleston *Keith Toth

FLORENCE MURPHY SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
**Ashley Pruett  *Samantha Crofford *Keely Hartzo

LAS SCHOLAR AWARD WINNERS ($1,500)
Patrick Lee, “Shifting Forces and Shifty Trade: The British East India Company’s Opium Trade in China and India as Origin of the Opium War” – faculty mentor Yang Wei

PHI ALPHA THETA INDUCTEES
Ashley Pruett, Keely Hartzo, Alexander Archuleta, Jeramie Hunter, Thomas Price, Ashley Pruett, Molly Padilla, Alexander Archuleta, Jared Steen, Lora Reiher, Brittany Hall

OUTSTANDING SENIOR THESES BY SECTION

Professor Wei’s section

Angela Duvell, “The Comfort Women of The Imperial Japanese Army’s Construction of World War II Hypermasculinity”

Professor Woodall’s Section
McKenzie Oliver, “The Smuggling of Millions: The American Mission Press and a New Type of American Philanthropy”
Daniel Russell, “Blank Pages Along the Beach: Soldiers’ Diaries of the Gallipoli Campaign”
Fallyn Guill, “Beyond the Beauty: Leila Khaled and Her Guerrillas”

Professor Davis-Witherow’s Section
Drew Ferreira, “The Economic Influence of Philanthrophy”
Timmy Vilgiate, “’The Indians Cannot Be Engaged’: Political Participation as a Driving Force Behind the Cabanagem, 1799-1840”

Professor Sartin’s Section
Stephanie Fields, “Christian Conversion and Norse Women: Scandinavian Women’s Roles as Primary Movers of the Spread of Faith”

Michael Pauls, “Myth Maketh the Man: The Influence of Mythology on Brian Boru’s Conquest of the High Kingship of Ireland

Mrs. H’s Section
Thomas Price, “Divas, Demons, and Despots: The Historical Evolution of Disney Villainesses”

TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS
***Jami Wilson: for presenting work at the Harvard East Asian History Conference
***Jen Sundberg: for research at the University of Arizona archives
***Julie Doellingen: for a seminar at the Kodak House, Rochester, New York
***Alexander Archuleta: for participation in the Organization of American Historians
***McKenzie Oliver: for research at the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia
***Keith Toth, for presenting at the Southwestern Historical Association in Las Vegas

GRADUATING M.A. STUDENTS
*Joe Berg   *Megan Murphy  *Mike Stark  *Holly Taylor *Kim Sweetwood  *Andrea Martens

INTERNSHIPS IN HISTORY
Special Recognition of Undergraduates and Graduates who received Internships

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS/WRITING FELLOWSHIPS FOR AY 2016-17 YEAR
*Jami Wilson *Emilee Shindel *Collin MacDonald *Trent Bailey
*Melanie Pimentel *Kyle Clark *Jen Sundberg

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS/WRITING FELLOWSHIPS JUST COMPLETED
*Melanie Pimentel  *Kyle Clark *Megan Murphy  *Torrah Giles  *Ian Smith  *Emilee Shindel *Tommy Fugler *Maggie Williams *Collin MacDonald

PAPER PUBLISHED
Torrah Giles, “San Francisco 1906: The Law and Citizenship in Disaster,” forthcoming in  UCLA Historical Journal

SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR OUTSTANDING DEPARTMENTAL LECTURERS
Sarah Clay, Outstanding Lecturer, History Department

SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES AWARD
Amy Haines, Lecturer, for upcoming participation in NEH Seminar on the Visual Culture of the American Civil War, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City, July 2016

SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR OUTSTANDING DEPARTMENTAL ASSISTANCE
Kim Sweetwood and Alexandria Olson

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