Undergraduate Prize Winners
Here is a just a few of our majors (and double majors) who have won prizes, funding, and recognition from outside the History department for their research and studies:
Jordan Jenkins, selected as UNC-Chapel Hill’s sixth recipient of the prestigious Beinecke Scholarship, a nationwide award to attend graduate school in the arts, humanities or social sciences.
Graham Lowder, selected as one of the Spring 2018 Phillips Ambassadors to study through the National University of Singapore Honors exchange in Singapore.
Maximilian Conley, selected as one of the Spring 2018 Phillips Ambassadors to study at Keio University in Japan. Spring 2018 Phillips Ambassadors.
Jimmy Messmer, a 2017 Robinson Fellowship from Honors Carolina for his summer travel to England and research in early modern apocalypticism.
Michael Hensley, a 2017 Robinson Fellowship from Honors Carolina for his summer travel to Greece and Ireland, studying Byzantium art and culture.
Lacey Hunter, a 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for her History Honors thesis, “Where to Draw the Line for Liberty: Perspectives on African American Freedom following the American Revolution” (Adviser, Kathleen DuVal).
Alexander Peeples, a 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for his History Honors thesis, “The Tanzanian Education Act 1969-2002: A Legal Narrative of Nation and Change.” (Adviser, Lauren Jarvis).
Georgia Brunner, a 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for her History Honors thesis, “Am I Not My Sister’s Keeper?: Restorative Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors in Post-Genocide Rwanda (Adviser, Lauren Jarvis).
Griffin Creech, a 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for his History Honors thesis, “Samuel N. Harper’s Russia” (Adviser, Don Raleigh). Creech also won the American Historical Association’s 2016 Raymond J. Cunningham Prize for his article “‘Our Revolutionary Cadres Are Always beside the Masses’: Reconsidering the Role of Khmer Rouge Cadres in Democratic Kampuchea,” Traces: The UNC-Chapel Hill Journal of History (Spring 2016). https://www.historians.org/awards-and-grants/past-recipients/raymond-j-cunningham-prize-recipients