The Department of History recognized our outstanding undergraduate and graduate students on Friday, April 8, 2022 at ten Hoor Hall. Friends and family joined to show their support for their students, and the event showed the strong community formed within the department, as well as the exemplary accomplishments and dedication from our students.
The following awards and recognitions were bestowed by the department and university.
The Frank Lawrence Owsley Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1960 by friends, colleagues, and students of the late Professor Owsley, this monetary award is given each year to a graduate student of superior competence in American History. The recipients must be in residence at the time the award is used. Students are nominated by the Department of History faculty.
The 2022 recipient of this award: Brian Martin
The Albert Burton Moore Memorial Award
Established in 1969 by friends and students of the late Dean Moore, this award is given each year to an outstanding graduate student in European, Latin American, or Asian History. The recipient must be in residence at the time the award is used.
The 2022 recipient of this award: Trayce Hockstad
The Gary Bernard Mills Endowed Dissertation Support Fund
The Gary Bernard Mills Endowed Dissertation Support Fund was established in 2002 in memory of Gary, who was a long-time professor in the Department of History. Begun with a donation from the Mills family, the fund supports dissertation research for graduate students working in areas to which Gary’s own research contributed: the pre-20th-century South with an emphasis on African American, Native American, and Creole history, and family life. The recipient of this award must be nominated by Department of History faculty. This award carries a monetary prize.
The 2022 recipient of this award: Aaron Hoggle
The Christopher G. Swindle Graduate Teaching Award
This award was established in 2011 by the Swindle and Owsley families in memory of Christopher, who was a doctoral student and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of History. The recipient is that Graduate Teaching Assistant who best exemplifies the attributes Christopher possessed, including intellectual curiosity, respect for students, and a love of teaching. The award carries a monetary prize.
The 2022 recipient of this award: Mauren Schindler
The Outstanding Teaching by a Master’s Student Award
Established in 2016, this award recognizes outstanding teaching by a Master’s student.
The 2022 recipient of this award: Genesis Ranel
The Ruth Marshall Kibbey Award
Established in 1995, this award is given annually to an individual who has performed dedicated and outstanding service to the Department of History. The recipient may be anyone in the Department of History (undergraduate, graduate, faculty, staff), the University, the State, or the community.
The 2022 recipient of this award: Luke Voyles
The Dr. Russell Bryant Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2020 by a former student of Professor Bryant, this award is given annually to an outstanding first-generation undergraduate majoring in History.
The 2022 recipient of this award: Aliya Jaramillo
The Charles Grayson Summersell Award
for Most Distinguished Undergraduate History Student
Established in 1974, this award is given annually to the most distinguished undergraduate student or students majoring in History.
The 2022 recipients of this award: John Pace and Caitlyn Jones
The Dr. Howard Jones Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2015 in honor of Dr. Howard Jones, University Research Professor of History Emeritus at The University of Alabama, Dr. Howard Jones, this award is given annually to undergraduate students majoring or minoring in History. The recipients of this scholarship are chosen by a standing scholarship committee of the College of Arts and Sciences.
The 2022 recipients of this award: Sarah Jaggears, Washington Moore
The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Alabama Essay Award
Established in 1925, the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Alabama each year presents an award to the writer of an outstanding essay dealing with some aspect of the history of the colonial period, which is defined as American history up to 1815. The essay must be at least five typed pages and must include footnotes and a bibliography. This award carries a monetary prize. Students must be nominated by the Department of History faculty.
The 2022 recipient of this award: James Cummings
The Randall Most Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award
Recognizes exceptional scholarly research activity conducted by an undergraduate student at The University of Alabama.
The 2022 recipient of this award: Faith Oldham
The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
This University-wide Premier Award recognizes excellence of character and service to humanity.
The 2022 recipient of this award: Tejas Dinesh
The Fulbright Awards
These internationally recognized, national awards fund American student research and cultural exchange around the globe.
The 2022 recipients of this award: Ashley Odebiyi and Anna Kate Manchester
The Marshall Scholarship
One of the most prestigious undergraduate awards in the country, the Marshall Scholarship—funded by the British government—supports graduate study in the United Kingdom.
The 2022 recipient of this award: Jackson Foster
The Lee David and Florence Weinberg Black Scholarships in History
Established in 1981, this fund provides several awards each year to undergraduate history majors. Academic merit is the primary criterion. This prize carries a monetary award. Students must be nominated by Department of History faculty.
The 2022 recipients of this award: Kara Hutchinson, Mary Payne, James Hands, Anna Kate Manchester, Amelia Pugh, and Tenisha Ciby
Undergraduate Historical Society
Jared Krivo, President; Vivienne Auvil, Vice President; Kara Hutchinson, Treasurer; and KayLee Daw, Secretary
Established in 2013, the Peer Mentor Program recruits advanced undergraduates to enroll in a one-credit hour leadership course focusing on learning throughout the year to tutor their fellow students.
Will Collins, Erich Guenther, Michael Hartzell, Jules Koebel, Jared Krivo, Caroline Lawrence, Madison LeRoy, Henry McNeilly, Katie Poland, Julie Widman, and RJ Williams
Phi Alpha Theta
Erich Guenther, James Hands, Emma Kenny, Kassidy Lee, Ehlana McRanor, Mary Payne, Ashley Ransom, Rachel Sansing, Brayden Trotter, Shawn White, and Kaitlyn Young
Crimson Historical Review
Jackson Foster, Chief Editor; John Pace, Chief Editor; Gavin Jones, Review Board Editor; John French, Review Board Editor; Caroline Lawrence, Chief Copy Editor; and Lily Mears, Chief Copy Editor Undergraduate
Jackson Foster and Katie Kroft