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History students represent department, earn awards at University College Day

04.17.2015 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

At this year's University College Day, students from Dr. Brenda Matthews' "History of Texas" class and Dr. Betsy Alexander's "History of the South" class presented posters. Twenty-six displays covered topics relating to the South or chronicling the history of small Texas towns.

A judging team made up of Drs. Helea Bussell and Chris Ohan and University Archivist Louis Sherwood studied each poster and spoke to the students about their own research. The judges recognized the following students as award recipients:

  • First prize to Kimberly Pullian for her poster, "Life of a Wage laborer in the Early 1800s"
  • Second prize to January Hackett for her poster, "Underground Railroad: Texas to Mexico, A Pathway to Freedom"
  • Third prize to Everett Davis for his poster, "Burleson: From Isloation to Destination"

Honorable mentions were given to Flor Urbina for "Archer City, Texas: The Town Kept Alive by Literature" and Alex Ellis for "An Analysis of the Effects that Liverpool Had on the American South." 

First, second and third prize winners were given Visa gift cards, funded by the History program's Pate Endowment.

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At Texas Wesleyan, we have a rich history and a Texas-sized reputation. As stewards of the University, it is our responsibility to build a future as bright as our past.