History Student Awards Spring 2012

Friday, May 04, 2012

Student Awards are given to students excelling in Academics

Students were honored by the Department of History in the annual Awards Ceremony and Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony, April 12, 2012.


Student award recipients are as follows:

  • William A. Settle, Jr. Award in History - John Cope (graduate) and Eric Harper
  • Bessie McAlpine Sullins Award - Brittany Duke and Jinan El Sabbagh
  • Thomas H. Buckley Award in History - Matthew Simmons (graduate)
  • James P. Ronda Award in American History - Mette Flynt
  • Kimberly Hanger Essay Award - Matthew Simmons (graduate), Cara Dublin, Sara Swearengin and Lauren West

The event keynote speaker was Dr. Brian Steele, a former student in the History Department who currently teaches at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Dr. Steele studies the intellectual and political culture of the Early American Republic (1776-1850s).  Professor Steele received his B.A. (1992) and M.A. (1994) from The University of Tulsa and a Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2003).  His work has appeared in the Journal of American History and The Journal of Southern History.  His book, Thomas Jefferson and American Nationhood, will be published by Cambridge University Press this summer.  Professor Steele is currently working on a book tentatively titled Love and War:  Thomas Jefferson and the Making of an American Nationhood.


Dr. Thomas Buoye, Chair