MHU History Majors’ Student Awards

2009
Tyler Greene’s senior seminar research paper ("The 1925 Coal Glen Mining Disaster: North Carolina's Deadliest Workplace Accident"), won the North Carolina Museum of History’s Student Essay Contest, and was subsequently published in museum’s magazine, Circa.

Wes Skidmore was selected for one of ten spots nationwide in an undergraduate seminar sponsored by the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) and hosted by the University of Pennsylvania’s McNeil Center for Early American Studies in the summer of 2009.


2010
Wes Skidmore’s senior seminar research paper (“The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 and the Christiana Riot of 1851: A Juxtaposition of Two Illuminating Events on Race Relations in Free Northern States”) was published in the Summer 2010 issue of the Greensboro Historical Review.


2011
Yi Lu’s senior seminar research paper (“Struggle and Massacre: China’s Leadership in the 1989 Beijing Student Movement”) won the following awards: The Robert W. Sledge fellowship from Alpha Chi, the prestigious national college honor society. (The $3,500 Sledge Fellowship is the society’s highest honor for written work). Yi’s paper also won Best Undergraduate Paper at the 23rd Annual Graduate History Forum held at UNC- Charlotte, April 1-2, 2011.

Patrick Cash was selected to present his senior seminar research paper (“Jim Crow’s Lawyer: Senator Samuel J. Ervin, Jr. and his opposition to the Civil Rights Movement”) at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) “Posters On the Hill” event at the Rayburn House Building in Washington D.C, April 13, 2011. Of more than 700 undergraduate presentations submitted for consideration from around the country, Cash’s research project was one of only 34 selected for the event.

Clifford Eugene (“Trey”) Mayberry’s senior seminar research paper (“Sam Phillips, Elvis, & Rock N’ Roll: A Cultural Revolution”) was published in Explorations: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities for the State of North Carolina (Vol. VI, 2011).

Gregory C. Smith was accepted as a high school teacher in the Teach for America program. Smith will teach in the Pee Dee River area of South Carolina, near Florence.


2012
Traci J. Morgan was accepted as a high school teacher in the Teach for America program. Morgan will teach in Charlotte, North Carolina.