2016 Undergraduate Departmental Prize Winners

The 2016 Special Departmental Honors for Undergraduate Seniors in History are awarded to:

Peri Buch
James Fondin
Olivia Franklin
Nicholas Holy
Matthew Maresca
Michael Paganelli
William Roche
Caroline Sandri
Robert Wasserstein
Jacob Weber
Chance Williams

 

The Jesse Fant Evans Prize for Excellence in Contemporary History is awarded to Madeline Crispell, Robert Hansen, Emily Niekrasz, and Jennifer Sherman.

The Gardiner G. Hubbard Memorial Prize for Excellence in American History is awarded to Nicholas Holy, Matthew Maresca, and Edward Rickford.

The Thomas F. Walsh Prize for Best Essay in Irish History is awarded to Ross Berry and Caley Donovan. 

The Deixler/Swain Prizes for Best Undergraduate Theses are awarded as follows:

  • Honors Thesis in an American History topic - Olivia Franklin and Robert Wasserstein
  • Honors Thesis in a Non-American History topic - Caroline Sandri
  • Senior Thesis in an American History topic - Charlotte Prenn and Farieha Shah 

Congratulations, students!

Senior Joseph Albanese wins prize at 2017 GW Research Days

Senior Joseph Albanese's GW Research Days project, entitled "Gilded Chivalry and Bygone Times: The Field of the Cloth of Gold in Memory Past & Present," won first place in the Humanities section! Congratulations, Joseph!

Joseph Albanese at GW Research Days

The Hoover Scholarship: A Gift That Keeps Giving

From leading tours of the U.S. Capitol to working for Mount Vernon Campus Life, alumnus Corbb O’Connor packed an incredible amount into his years in Foggy Bottom. Blind since birth, O’Connor—who navigated campus with the help of his guide dog, Phoenix—was a recipient of the Mei Yuen Hoover Scholarship for students with disabilities. The scholarship was established in 1999 with a $1 million bequest from History alumnus Mei Yuen Hoover, BA ’45, who experienced various physical limitations throughout her life and was deeply committed to helping others with disabilities.

The Hoover Scholarship: A Gift That Keeps Giving

From leading tours of the U.S. Capitol to working for Mount Vernon Campus Life, alumnus Corbb O’Connor packed an incredible amount into his years in Foggy Bottom. Blind since birth, O’Connor—who navigated campus with the help of his guide dog, Phoenix—was a recipient of the Mei Yuen Hoover Scholarship for students with disabilities. The scholarship was established in 1999 with a $1 million bequest from History alumnus Mei Yuen Hoover, BA ’45, who experienced various physical limitations throughout her life and was deeply committed to helping others with disabilities.

The Hoover Scholarship: A Gift That Keeps Giving

From leading tours of the U.S. Capitol to working for Mount Vernon Campus Life, alumnus Corbb O’Connor packed an incredible amount into his years in Foggy Bottom. Blind since birth, O’Connor—who navigated campus with the help of his guide dog, Phoenix—was a recipient of the Mei Yuen Hoover Scholarship for students with disabilities. The scholarship was established in 1999 with a $1 million bequest from History alumnus Mei Yuen Hoover, BA ’45, who experienced various physical limitations throughout her life and was deeply committed to helping others with disabilities.

The Hoover Scholarship: A Gift That Keeps Giving

From leading tours of the U.S. Capitol to working for Mount Vernon Campus Life, alumnus Corbb O’Connor packed an incredible amount into his years in Foggy Bottom. Blind since birth, O’Connor—who navigated campus with the help of his guide dog, Phoenix—was a recipient of the Mei Yuen Hoover Scholarship for students with disabilities. The scholarship was established in 1999 with a $1 million bequest from History alumnus Mei Yuen Hoover, BA ’45, who experienced various physical limitations throughout her life and was deeply committed to helping others with disabilities.