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Awards

All students who are history majors or minors are invited to attend the annual history awards ceremony held on Founders Day in the spring. Several awards exist to recognize history students who have attained high distinction in their work.

The Reverend Joseph Powers Senior Prize in History is awarded each year to a senior with the best academic record at graduation, including GPA and quality of senior thesis.

2015: Carissa Young
2014: Christina Steiner
2013: Amanda R. Pilcher
2012: Whitney L. Simpson
2011: Mark J. Durbetaki
2010: Allison Goodfellow
2009: Jessie Labrie

The Reverend Erwin Orkiszewski Senior Thesis Award is awarded each year to the senior with the best thesis.

2015: Carissa Young and Kevin Jensen
2014: Colleen McCormick
2013: Amanda R. Pilcher
2012: Whitney L. Simpson
2011: Mark J. Durbetaki (Honorable Mention: Samantha E. Heathcote)
2010: Riley Bushue (Honorable Mention: Allison Goodfellow and Denise Ledgerwood)
2009: Clay Williams

The James T. Covert Leadership Award in History is awarded to the senior who has done the most to support the study of history at the university through hard work and motivation of others.

2015: Sierra Huitt
2014: Danielle Knott
2013: Amanda R. Pilcher
2012: Cassondra R. Passon
2011: Joseph T. Parrino
2010: Sarah Wetter
2009: Ian Shelledy