Student News, Spring 2010

The History Department is endowed to award a number of scholarships and prizes to outstanding History majors, from sophomores to graduating seniors.

Our prize-winners for 2009-10:

Louis Kraus received the Julian S. Rammelkamp Award in American History, in recognition of his thesis "Ser Bracero: The Mexican Perspective of Guest Worker Programs Inside the U.S. from 1951-1964." Louis presented his findings at the Elkin Isaac Research Symposium. His thesis received the Edmund and Kathleen Jenkins Award that recognizes outstanding scholarship by members of the Honors Institute.

The Julian S. Rammelkamp Junior Scholarship in History was awarded to Laurie Anderson, Shannon Crocker, Kerri Marowske, and David Tillery. Laurie spent the spring 2010 semester at Alcala in Spain. Kerri, a future teacher, returns to the history-themed day camp, "Ribbon Farm Days" at the Grosse Pointe Historical Society in summer 2010; she will serve as the Camp Director's Assistant. David is preparing to apply to medical school.

Andrew Kercher received the Phillip H. and Shirley Kennedy Battershall Scholarship, in conjunction with the Ford Institute. He will work as a Historical Interpreter through the Mackinac State Historic Parks system in summer 2010, representing a British Redcoat at the Colonial Fort Michilimackinac site in Mackinac City.

The David Morris-Eldridge Pierce Sophomore Scholarship in History was awarded to Heather de Bari. Heather took part in the Holocaust Studies Service Learning Program in Poland in 2009. She will study in St. Petersburg, Russia in Fall 2010.

Chelsea Denault received the Michael W. Grice '63 Memorial Scholarship in History. She will participate in the ACM Newberry Seminar in the Humanities at the Newberry Library in Chicago for Fall 2010. Chelsea will conduct research in colonial U.S. history.

Kristina Polk has been awarded the Stone Memorial Scholarship. She plans to study in New Zealand in 2011.

The History Department also congratulates . . .

Mallory Fellows (History and Chemistry major) presented her research on "Expression of Femininity in the British Empire: The Significance of Femininity in England and India Revealed through Isabel Savory's A Sportswoman in India." at the Elkin Isaac Research Symposium. Mallory worked under the direction of Chris Hagerman.

Kat Kohn on her acceptance to Law School at the University of Detroit-Mercy and award of the Dean's scholarship. Kat plans to specialize in immigration law.

Jocelyn (Manby) Ireland was accepted into the Masters' program in Library Science at the University of New York at Albany.