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2023 Annual History Undergraduate Student Awards

2023 Undergraduate Awards & Graduation reception

It’s been a year to celebrate for the Georgia Bulldogs. Our students have achieved great success this year – on and off the field—and we are proud to celebrate their achievements. The following is a list of our Annual History Undergraduate Student Awards presented at our recent award and graduation reception on May 12, at the Zell Miller Learning Center.

Phyllis Jenkins Barrow Scholarship
Presented to an outstanding junior history major.
Student: Morgan Paulding
Sponsor: Kalyani Ramnath

Joe Brown Connally Award
Presented to an outstanding junior who has demonstrated excellence in history and whose interests include Georgia history.
Student: Toni Telenta
Sponsor: Scott Nelson

Peggy Galis Graduation Award
Presented to an outstanding undergraduate student in history.
Student: Hannah York
Sponsor: Stuart Minson and Jake Short
Honorable Mention: Evan Lewis (sponsor: Reinaldo Román)

Alf Andrew Heggoy Award
Presented annually to an undergraduate for the best senior paper.

Student: Renata Tompson
Sponsor: Steve Soper

History Department Award
Presented to an outstanding undergraduate in a field other than American history.
Student: Stephen Goodyear
Sponsor: Benjamin Ehlers

Hostilo Family Scholarship in History
Presented to a student from a population that has been historically disadvantaged within the academic field of history.
Student: Zain Tahir Ali
Sponsor: Kalyani Ramnath

Kay Parker Digital Humanities Award 
Presented annually for an outstanding project in the digital humanities.   
Student: Victoria (Tori) Moody
Sponsor: Steve Soper

Thomas Pleasant Vincent Sr. Award
Presented to a distinguished undergraduate or graduate student of history with a special interest in the history of Georgia.

Student: Ashlyn Earnest
Sponsor: James Brooks

Warner-Fite Award
Presented to an outstanding graduate or undergraduate student in American/U.S. history.
Student: Zoe Anderson
Sponsor: Timothy Yang

(Study Away Scholarships)

Adam Cramond Martin Student Travel Award
This award honors Adam’s life and his accomplishments by providing annual travel awards for UGA history students who, like him, had to show resiliency, courage, and character to persevere in school in the face of sometimes and character to persevere in school in the face of sometimes overwhelming obstacles.
Presented by: Akela Reason
Student: Katherine Kubik
Program: University of Liverpool Summer Study Abroad (2023)

Drew and Dorianne Norwood Award for Study Abroad
Student: Micah Booker
Program: UGA á Paris (summer 2023)

Heggoy Travel Scholarship
Student: Savannah Chruszcz <
Program: UGA Classics in Rome (summer 2023)

(University-wide Award)
President’s Award for Excellence<
The Presidential Award of Excellence is awarded by the university to undergraduate students in their final year of study who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, strong extracurricular involvement, and/or service to and involvement in their respective school or college. Students selected for this award exemplify the best of UGA’s undergraduate student body. This award was previously presented to history major Logan King at the Presidential Honors Luncheon.

Note: for more pictures, please go to our Facebook page, UGAHistory.



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