photo of gradaute students in history at annual awards upstairs in Demosthenian Hall April 23 2018

Our 2017-18 Graduate Student Award ceremony was held Monday April 23, in Demosthenian Hall. Congratulation to our award recipients and graduating students!


The following students are graduates of our Master's and Doctoral programs in history for 2017-18:

Zachary Allen (MA)          

Paloma Carroll (MA)

Hunter Hellwig (MA)

Gabriell Johnson-Cameron (MA)

Isabel Mann (MA)

Laura Nelson (MA)

Emma Rountree (MA)

Charles Sills (MA)

Lauren Titley (MA)

Kathryn Veale (MA)

Andrew Fialka (PhD)

Katherine Brackett Fialka (PhD)


Here our 2017-2018 Graduate Students Annual Award recipients:

Carl Vipperman Teaching Assistantship Award: presented to three outstanding Teaching Assistants.

· Alexandra Greco, sponsored by Akela Reason & Ben Ehlers

· Jonathan Hepworth, sponsored by Brian Drake

· Matthew Gordon, sponsored by Stephen Mihm


Encouragement to Teach Award: for a graduate student who will teach history at a state college, junior college, or high school.

Student:  Paloma Carroll 

Faculty sponsor:  Reinaldo Román , Cindy Hahamovitch


History Dept. Award: for the outstanding graduate student in a field other than American History.

Student:  Lauren Titley    

Faculty sponsor:  Jennifer Palmer


Jason Manthorne Memorial Award: to a current graduate student in History who exhibits extraordinary commitment to scholarship, teaching, and the department’s academic and social community.

Student:  Andrew Fialka

Presented by:  Michele Johnson—nominated by graduate students


LeConte Prize: presented to a current master’s student

      for outstanding dedication to the department, its

      programs, and its student community

Student:  Isabel Mann     

Presented by:  Katie Fialka—nominated by graduate students


 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award: presented to outstanding graduate assistants from the University. 

· Jonathan Hepworth

· Angela Alexander

· James Owen

      Sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for    

     Academic Affairs and Provost.


Thomas Pleasant Vincent Award: to a distinguished undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in Georgia history.

Student:  Laura Nelson

       Faculty sponsor:  John Inscoe


Warner-Fite Award: for an outstanding student in U.S./American history.

Student:  Hunter Hellwig

Faculty sponsor:  Cindy Hahamovitch


William Jennings Bryan Award: for the best graduate student history paper.

Student:  Tracy Barnett   

Faculty sponsor:  Ben Ehlers


Parks-Heggoy Faculty Graduate Teaching Award:  for excellence in  graduate student teaching by a faculty member (voted on by the graduate students in History).

       Awarded to: Kevin Jones

Presented by:  Andrew Fialka, graduate student representative