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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
Undergraduate History Awards

Professor Jesus Cruz, Chair of the Undergraduate Committee, introduced Undergraduate History awards.

Alumni Undergraduate Awards in History were presented to outstanding history majors for excellence in academics
Senior History Major winners: Amanda Langell, Olivia Mann, and Sofia Curran-Munn
Junior History Major winners: Caleb Owens, Sarah Reynolds, and Aaron Tavasi

  • Alumni Undergraduate Non-U.S. Essay Award, presented to Caleb Owens for his paper entitled “Class and Country in Orwell’s Social and Political Thought.”
  • Eve Clift Memorial Award is determined by departmental faculty and presented to a graduating senior history major for outstanding academic performance.  This award is given in memory of Professor Eve Clift, a historian of ancient Greece and Rome in our department from1942 to 1975. This year’s winner is Olivia Mann.
  • William H. Williams Scholarship, for outstanding work in the field of American History from 1607-1865: Meghan Mullennix.
  • William H. Williams Award, for outstanding work in the field of American History from 1607-1865: Dakota Edwards.
  • William E. Meakin Memorial Award, presented in memory of William E. Meakin, a history major, nationally competitive bicycle racer, and American Cancer Society Humanitarian of the year, to a history major who meets the scholarship criteria of academic performance and has a distinguished record of community service. This year’s winner is Mallory Coughlin.
Undergraduate Awards for Social Studies Education
Professor Kim presented the University of Delaware Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award to Ms. Katelyn Johnson (center).

Professor Kim presented the University of Delaware Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award to Ms. Katelyn Johnson, an outstanding teach from Gunning Bedford Middle School.
                       

  • Alumni Undergraduate Award for History Education: Lucatamo Duncan
  • Student Teaching Award for Most Productive Classroom Environment: Steven Marlin
  • Student Teaching Award for Most Creative Lesson Planning: Morgan Wright
  • Student Teaching Award for Strongest Teaching Performance: Alison Ruggiano
  • Secondary Education Outstanding Student Teaching Award: Lucatamo Duncan and Steven Marlin
  • Secondary Education Award for Educational Promise: Christopher Fauls
Ryan O'Hara History Award
 Barbara O'Hara and Justin O'Hara presents the Ryan O'Hara award to Deirdre McCarrick

​An award given each year honoring the memory of Ryan O'Hara to a History Education major who shows dedication to the program, respected by other students and department faculty, and shows overall commitment to UD education. This year Barbara O'Hara and Justin O'Hara presented the award to Deirdre McCarrick







Graduate History Awards
History graduate students who received awards.

Professor Owen White, Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee, presented the Graduate  Awards.
                                                  

  • Alumni Graduate Student Award, for Best Printed Article or Seminar paper: Ryan Bachman
  • Stanley J. Goldfus Memorial Award, for Outstanding Teaching Assistant: Gregory Hargreaves
  • Munroe Graduate Student Teaching Award, presented to the student who has excelled in developing and teaching his or her own course: Camille Kaszubowski
  • William H.  Williams Scholarship Award, presented to the student who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship in the area of American History during the period 1607-1865: Carrie Glenn
  • Bassett-Ferguson Fellowship, for dissertations on history of technology: Michel Forino and Gregory Hargreaves
  • Caesar Rodney Fellowship, from the General Society of Colonial Wars, for students pursuing a doctoral degree in American Colonial History: Benjamin Tomak
  • Jean B. Whyte Fellowship, for scholarly research and writing on the topic of the impact of Christianity or the Judeo-Christian ethic on American history, politics, and/or policy: Camille Kaszubowski
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The Department of History held the annaul History Honors banquet on May 8, 2019 in the Gallery of Perkins Student Center. Congratulations to our honorees!

​The Department of History held the annaul History Honors banquet on May 8, 2019 in the Gallery of Perkins Student Center. Congratulations to our honorees!

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