Ruth Boelsen Baird Award-Fall 2015
- Emily Jeanne Hartman
- Brendan James Hersey
- Sarah Adeline Jauris
Paul D. Evans Scholarship Award-Fall 2015
- Colby J. Fischer
- Michelle Theresa Monette
- Nicholas Raymond Southworth
Paul D. Evans Prize Corecipients-Spring 2016
- Erin Clauss
- John Marchinkoski
Goran Prize Recipient in American History-Spring 2016
- Newton Rose
Best History Essay Prize Recipient-Spring/Fall 2015
- John Marchinkoski
Best Senior History Essay, 2015-2016
- Cullan Bendig
Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Honors Students
- Erin Clauss
- Newton Rose
- Jessica Solodkin
2016 Phi Alpha Theta Inductees
APLE Summer 2016 Stipend Recipient
Senior Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studiesmajor Pearl Weggler was recently awarded the highly competitive APLE Summer research grant from the CAS Dean's office, which provides $3000 to fund a summer research project. Working with Associate Professor of History and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Paul Deslandes, Pearl will be conducting research on a project titled,"Personal Ephemera and the Production of the Politicized Self". She is conducting this research under the supervision of Professor Deslandes as a result of his expertise on the history of gender, sexuality, and the body. Over the course of the summer, Pearl will be reading a broad range of theoretical work and reflecting on personal gendered and sexual subjectivities by reading critically her own diaries, childhood and adolescent ephemera, and private writings.
URECA! & College Summer Mini-Grant
Meghan Kendall, a History and Political Science major, won both a URECA! and a College Summer Mini-Grant. She received support to conduct research in France during the summer of 2011, as a research assistant for Steve Zdatny, looking at portrayals of public and private hygiene in popular culture in France during the 1950s and 1960s.
Honors and Awards
Departmental Honors, which is a degree distinction, is awarded in accordance with the following procedure:
Professors nominate students who have submitted exceptional seminar papers (papers written for 200-level courses). Should a person wish to accept nomination, he or she will then revise that paper, if it needs revision, along lines suggested by the professor usually over the course of a semester long independent study.
Submission to the committee: Whether revised or not, that paper will be submitted to a committee of three professors from the department who will examine the candidate. This examination, which will be an oral interview and which will last about one hour, will not only probe the paper's thesis and the methods of investigation and analysis employed by the student, it will also ask the student to place his/her work into a larger historiographical context.
Upon successful examination: Upon successful examination, the student will be awarded Departmental Honors provided that he/she is a History major and has a graduating average in all History courses of at least 3.3.
Students who have a GPA of at least 3.4 are eligible to apply for permission to undertake an honors research project during their senior year. Additional information is available in the Dean's office.
The purpose of this program is to provide prestigious, competitive awards to outstanding undergraduates who wish to pursue a specific research project under the mentorship of a faculty member. In this way, undergraduates have the opportunity and resources to pursue independent research as well as work closely with active faculty members who are leading scholars in their fields.
Ruth Boelsen Baird Award
The Baird Award was established in 1998 by Mrs. Baird to be used to recognize deserving students in the History Department. Mrs. Baird graduated from UVM in 1942 with a double major in History and Psychology.
This award is given to the out-of-state senior history major with the greatest financial need and the strongest academic record as measured by overall grade point average and grade point average in History courses. The recipient of the award is recognized at the Honors Day ceremonies.
Paul D. Evans Award
The History Department annually recognizes its in-state outstanding graduating senior(s) with the Paul D. Evans Award for Excellence in History at Honors Day ceremonies. Paul D. Evans had a distinguished career as a professor of history from the 1930s until his retirement in 1972.
This award is given to the in-state senior history major(s) with the strongest academic record as measured by overall grade point average and grade point average in History courses. Consideration is also given to the level of difficulty of the courses taken within the major.
2016 Phi Alpha Theta Ceremony and Induction
Held in Waterman Bldg., Room 338, Memorial Lounge on Monday, April 18, 2016 from 4:00-6:00 pm
Phi Alpha Theta - UVM History Department Alpha Alpha Psi Chapter Requirements:
Undergrads: Seniors or Juniors with 15 or more UVM earned credit hours (5 classes) in history (rev. 4/16); 3.6 History GPA (rev. 4/10); 3.4 overall GPA
Graduate students: 15 or more UVM earned credit hours (5 classes) with 3.75 (rev. 4/10) History GPA
|Olivia S. Ambo||Meredith Dillon Gensch||Ryan Patrick McHale|
|Jonathan P. Cares||Brendan James Hersey||Tom James Oettgen|
|Erin Elizabeth Clauss||Lynda M. Howell||Adam Quinn|
|Hunter Alexa Colvin||Sarah Adeline Jauris||Emilela Elizabeth Thomas-Adams|
|Kiara Brynne Day||Clayton Max Kendall, III||Naomi C. Vass|
|Jesse Eaton||Kelly Jean Knight||Sophia E. White|
|Keely Mae Farrell||Summer Elisabeth Leppanen||Ellie M. Young|
|Gabrielle Fernandez||Ronald Colin MacNeil|
|Robin James Fitch-McCullough||Carrie T. Madden|
Previously Inducted Phi Alpha Theta Members Can Be Reviewed By Clicking the Respective Year Link Below:
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