The Albion College History Department is endowed to award a number of scholarships and prizes to outstanding history majors, from sophomores to graduating seniors.
The Julian S. Rammelkamp Junior Scholarship in History was awarded to Michael Albani, Rebecca Kosticak, Desirae Salswedel, and Katherine Sexton. Michael is writing a novel, Truly a Crime, that explores mountaintop removal in Appalachia, delving into the region's history and people. Rebecca is preparing to apply to law school. Des will explore a career in museum work. Kate looks forward to a summer research project, supported by FURSCA, on "Beaver Island: Conflict and Community, 1812-2012."
Nathaniel Arndts received the Phillip H. and Shirley Kennedy Battershall Scholarship, in conjunction with the Ford Institute. This summer he will intern at the Albion District Library's local history collection.
The David Morris-Eldridge Pierce Sophomore Scholarship in History was awarded to Salaina Catalano. She will intern at Senator Carl Levin's office in Washington, D.C. in summer 2012.
Logan Woods received the Michael W. Grice '63 Memorial Scholarship in History. A future teacher, Logan will co-teach with an instructor at Albion Senior High as part of the College's "Maymester."
Dong Keun (Kevin) Rhee has been awarded the Stone Memorial Scholarship. Kevin is exploring a possible career in medicine.
Chris Blaker, who received a FURSCA grant to study "World War II: Citizen Soldiers Tell Their Stories." He will use oral history to focus on the war from the perspective of enlisted men and junior officers rather than the senior officers and politicians. (Blaker is pictured at right with World War II veteran Eugene Yehl, left, and Professor Wes Dick.)
Heather De Bari, who will enter the Second World War in Europe MSc Program at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Prior to that, Heather will undertake intensive Russian language study at Middlebury College.
Justin DeHondt on admission to Western Michigan University for graduate study in Medieval History.
Chelsea Denault, who enters Loyola University Chicago's dual Ph.D. program in Public History and American History. This summer as the Simmons Graduate Intern for the Education Department at the Henry Ford in Dearborn, Chelsea will work with high school teachers and college professors to create rubrics utilizing the museum's collections and the Village.
Casey Monahan on admission to Brandeis University's MA program in History.
Kris Polk, who will pursue a Master's of Science for College Student Development and Counseling at Northeastern University in Boston.
Maria Smith on admission to the University of Michigan's School of Information. She will specialize in Archives and Records Management (in the Master of Science in Information program).
Melissa Tallis on acceptance to the University of Pittsburgh for a Master's degree in Library Science.