Scholarship recipients Brandon Bernard, Lara Herzellah, and their parents with Allan and Annmarie Woloszyn Nichter, benefactors of the Dr. Kenneth E. Cutler Scholarship.
The honors program of the Department of History is designed to honor graduates of the History or Social Studies programs who have consistently demonstrated ability and produced work of high quality in the discipline. The honors designation is given to students who achieve an all-college average of 3.0; an average in history courses of 3.25; and who earn appropriate grades in HIST 499 (Senior Honors Seminar) and HIST 201 (Doing History). For more information on the honors program, contact the chairperson.
The department gives a variety of awards:
Professor Mary Beth Sievens with Justin Hubbard, recipient of the Gallagher Scholarship
Professor Jacky Swansinger with Cassandra Patternosh, recipient of Mancuso Scholarship
Professor Steven Fabian with Bob Kelpp, recipient of the John and Helen Mancuso Scholarship
The department also annually recognizes an Outstanding History major, an Outstanding Social Studies major, and an Outstanding History paper. Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, recognizes academic excellence.