Every year, the History Department honors its top students. Outstanding student teachers (as demonstrated and observed in the classroom) receive the Frank A. Burdick Award for Outstanding Student Teaching. The graduating senior social studies or history major with the highest overall grade point average receives the Walter S. Hanchett Award. The junior history or social studies major with the highest overall grade point average receives the Leonard F. Ralston Award. Other top student teachers receive awards for Excellence in Student Teaching.
This year, we added four new awards to recognize students for their achievements in historical research and writing. Students write longer research papers in HIS 290 (Historical Methods) and HIS 490 (Senior Research Seminar). Members of the faculty judge top papers from these two courses to determine the award winners.
At the Spring 2014 Department Awards Ceremony, the following students received awards.
Walter S. Hanchett Award:
Leonard F. Ralston Award:
Outstanding Paper in Historical Methods
Honorable Mention in Historical Methods
Outstanding Senior Seminar Paper
Honorable Mention for Senior Seminar Paper
Frank A. Burdick Awards for Outstanding Student Teaching:
Excellence in Student Teaching:
Excellence in Latino & Latin American Studies Award
All College Writers Award
Department Paper Awards Finalists