The Department of History held the annual History Honors banquet on May 8, 2019 in the Gallery of Perkins Student Center. History Interim Chair James Brophy presided over the ceremony and presented the awards to each honoree. Barbara O'Hara, Justin O'Hara, Dr. and Mrs. John Meakin, Carol
Phipps, and Social Studies Teacher of the Year, Katelyn Johnson were introduced as special guests for the evening.
The keynote speaker was Dr. Zara Anishanslin, Professor of History presented a short, but highly entertaining and informative talk entitled “Portrait of A Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World.” Following Professor Anishanslin's talk, Professors Jim Brophy and Jonathan Russ gave special recognition to our History Activities Officers and Honors Degree Candidates.
- History Club Officers: President Justin Richards, Vice President Aaron Rubin
- Phi Alpha Theta Officers: President Olivia Mann, Vice President Gadson Lefft, and Treasurer Richard Langan
- Honors Degree w/Distinction: Christine Parola for her senior thesis entitled, “The Presidential Transition to John Adams and the Influence of Newspapers, 1796-1797.”
- Honors Degree Candidates – Sofia Curran-Munn, Amanda Langell, Olivia Mann, Jennifer West, and Elizabeth Fleisher