Awards

Lawrence Friedman Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award

Established in 1993 in honor of Dr. Lawrence J. Friedman, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of the Department of History. This award is given for outstanding graduate student research. The dissertation/thesis must be nominated in writing by the student’s mentor.

Everett King, “In the Shadow: Representations of the Stasi in Literature and Film from Cold War to Present,” 2021

Recent Recipients: Kaysie Harrington, 2019; Robert Carlock, 2019; Jeremy Albrecht, 2020.

Outstanding Public History Project

Established in 2021, this award recognizes the most outstanding Public History project that presents original historical research to a public audience.

Katie Nowakowski, “Northwest Ohio Missions to Native American Settlements, 1800-1842,“ 2021.

Senior Graduate Student Distinguished Research Award  

Awarded to a senior (2nd-year) graduate student that submits the best paper from a History class during each academic year.

Daniel Durkin, "Civil Defense in Northwest Ohio," 2021

Recent Recipients: Chris Lause, 2018; Rebekah Brown, 2019; Jacob Mach, 2020 

Junior Graduate Student Distinguished Research Award

Awarded to a junior (1st-year) graduate student that submits the best paper from a History class during each academic year.

Alexandra Gagyi, “Quarrying Community: The Sandstone Industry’s Influence on Local Identity in Amherst, Ohio,” 2021.

Recent Recipients: Brittany VonKamp, 2020

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Presented to the graduate student recognized as the outstanding teaching assistant in the Department of History.

Victoria TenEyck, 2021

Recent Recipients: Kaysie Harrington. 2018; Robert Carlock, 2019; Keith Lenhart, 2020

Outstanding Departmental Citizen Award 

Presented to a graduate student for meritorious contributions to the Department of History.

Robyn Perry, 2021

Recent Recipients: Kyle Penzinski 2018; Robert Carlock and Lee Slusher, 2019; and Julian Gillilan, 2020 

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