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Special Recognition and Awards

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Stow Persons Award for Best Senior Honors Thesis –
Emily Bronswick

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Emily Bronswick is the co-recipient of the 2020-21 Stow Persons Award for the Best Honors Thesis for her essay, “'I Felt if Things Didn’t Change, the World Would Come to an End': Black Iowa Women’s Activism During the Civil Rights Era, 1945-1965.”

 

 

 

Stow Persons Award for Best Senior Honors Thesis –
Carly Heying

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Carly Heying is the co-recipient of the 2020-21 Stow Persons Award for the Best Honors Thesis for her essay, “'To Follow the Bright Star': American Involvement in the Spanish Civil War and the Shaping of the U.S. Popular Front, 1937-1938.”

 

 

 

 

Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
(for the highest cumulative History GPA)
Carly Heying, Allison Steger

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Departmental Scholarships for Rising Seniors
 

Alan B. Spitzer Scholarship – Charlie J. Bell

Flora Belle Houston Memorial Scholarships – Reagan Hart, Cameron LaPage

W.E. Wolters Scholarship – Megan Christianson, Jack Kamp, Jack Lauer

Megan Christianson plans to travel to the Forest Museum Learning Library and the University of Montana’s Special Collections to research the Montana Wilderness Bill, which passed through Congress with strong bi-partisan support in 1988 only to be vetoed by President Ronald Reagan. ​

Jack Kamp will be spending time in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library to explore what influenced JFK to finally declare his support for civil rights legislation in June 1963.​

Jack Lauer will be visiting the Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Smith College’s Special Collections to explore how both feminists and antifeminists used food (cookbooks, etc.) to advocate for/against the Equal Rights Amendment between the late 1960s and 1982.

 

 

View the Spring 2021 Sr. Send Off Virtual Presentation