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Prize Winners

Congratulations to all our winners!

2018 Louise L. Stevenson Award for Most Outstanding History Undergraduate Paper

Peter Fedoryk was awarded the 2018 Louise L. Stevenson Award for Most Outstanding History Undergraduate Paper at the 2018 Eastern American Studies Association Undergraduate Conference, regional chapter of the American Studies Association.

Peter is a History major with an Art History minor. His paper, which he wrote in Dr. Paul Rosier’s senior seminar, is titled "The Origins of the American Environmental Movement: Hudson River School Naturalism in the 19th Century."

Additional 2018 Awards

Nicole Jurgot was awarded the Richard L. Bates Memorial Award in 2018 for Outstanding Service to the History Department. Brooke Wichterman received the Barbara W. Tuchman Award for Best First-Year Undergraduate Paper in History and Caroline Becker was awarded an honorable mention. Kathleen Clyde received the Bohdan P. Procko Award in 2018 for Best Paper by an Undergraduate Student in History and Tara More was awarded an honorable mention. The Daniel B. Carrol Award for Best Paper by a Graduate Student in History in 2018 was awarded to Madison Bastress and Daniel Runyon was awarded an honorable mention. The George T. Radan Award went to Peter Fedoryk for Best Undergraduate Art History Paper in 2018.

2017 Phi Alpha Theta Pennsylvania East Regional Conference

On April 1, 2017 a group of our History majors presented papers at the Phi Alpha Theta East Regional Conference at Rowan University. Villanova students won two of the four prizes awarded by the judges. The winners were:

Erin Mysogoland for: “Innocent Criminals and Convict Leasing: How Southern Industrialists Exploited the Black Body.”

Kathleen Boyce for: “America’s ‘Youth’ go to Nazi Germany: The Movement to Boycott the 1936 Berlin Olympics and the Racial Divide in American Society.”

Additional 2017 Awards

Peter Fedoryk was awarded the Richard L. Bates Memorial Prize in 2017 for Outstanding Service to the History Department. Kathleen L. Boyce received the Bohdan P. Procko Prize in 2017 for Best Paper by an Undergraduate Student in History. The Daniel B. Carroll Prize for Best Paper by a Graduate Student in History in 2017 was awarded to Andrew Zetts.

The 2016 Medallion for Academic Excellence
The Medallion for Academic Excellence is an annual award given to recognize the accomplishments of select graduates. Department Chairs and faculty consider criteria including cumulative grade point average, excellence in research, academic creativity, and demonstrated commitment to the values of a liberal arts education.

Patrick Ciapciak was awarded with the Christopher Dawson Award in History. Congratulations!

Additional 2016 Awards

The Bohdan P. Procko Prize for best undergraduate student paper in 2016 was awarded to Danielle Fusaro for her paper titled, "Reynard and Robin Hood: The Development of the Woodland Trickster Figure."

The Daniel B. Carroll Prize for best graduate history paper in 2016 was awarded to Joseph Landgraf for his paper titled, "The Heresy of Secession will Be Rebuked: The Civil War, Treason, and the Curious Case of Algernon Sydney Sullivan."

Katie Lee was awarded with the George T. Radan Prize in Art History for her paper titled "Yayoi Kusama: The Multi-Faceted Artist of the Self."

The Richard L. Bates Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to History 2016 was awarded to Kathleen L. Boyce.