Student Awards & Acknowledgements

Samuel E. Morrison Award: a certificate of honor and a monetary award presented annually for the best senior thesis research paper.

  • 2013: Kevin Koons (History & Government), Corvette Culture
  • 2012: Jessica Doyle (History & Government), The Buffalo State Hospital for the Insane: A Symbol of Progress That Deserves to Be Preserved
  • 2011: Michael Feldman (History & Government), Ethnocentrism in the Portrayal of the Late 19th Century's Armenian Massacre
  • 2010: Timothy Rentschler (History & Government-Adolescent Education), Japanese American Internment and The New York Times: Propaganda, Persuasion, and Manipulation
  • 2009:  Rachel Baird (History & Government-Adolescent Education)

Department Valedictorian: a certificate of honor and a monetary award is presented annually to the graduating senior with the highest departmental grade point average.

  • 2013 Co-Recipients: Kaeleigh Jessen (History & Government) and Kaleigh Ratliff (History & Government)
  • 2012: Courtney Donovan (History & Government)
  • 2011: Thomas Castle (History & Government)
  • 2010: Timothy Rentschler (History & Government-Adolescent Education)
  • 2009: Jenni Blackwell (Political Science)

Ruth Stratton Memorial Scholarship: A one-time $500 award to the most promising sophomore or junior student in the department. Each recipient's name is inscribed on a plaque in the department suite.

  • 2012: Fuad Abdul (Political Science)
  • 2011: Kaleigh Ratliff (History & Government)
  • 2010: Sarah Rodman (Political Science)
  • 2009: Meghan Allen (History & Government)


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