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2014 Honors Banquet

Special Recognition, Presented by Dr. Arwen Mohun and Dr. Jonathan Russ

Phi Alpha Theta Officers: Andrew Shermeyer (president), Will Broelmann (vice president), Renee Williams (secretary)

Phi Beta Kappa: Cody Bowman, Chelsea Davis, Margaret Gammie, Ryan Leonard, Michelle Morreale, Mary Kathleen Reilly, Alec Viehman

Honors Degrees: Margaret Gammie, Mary Kathleen Reilly, Alec Viehman

Honors Degrees with Distinction: Lauren Huston, Kaitlin Laws, Ryan Leonard, Alexander Minore, Michelle Morreale

Social Studies Education Awards, Presented by Dr. Barry Joyce and Dr. Hannah Kim

Center for Secondary Education, Outstanding Student Teaching Award: Stephanie Schmidt, Marra Taylor, Scott McLean

Secondary Education Award for Educational Promise: Christine Reynolds, Eric Andersen

University Council on Teacher Education Award - Outstanding Delaware Student: Robert Willoughby III

Delaware Association of School Administrators Award: Stephanie Schmidt

Ryan O’Hara History Award, Presented by Barbara and Terry O’Hara. This is awarded to a History Education major who shows dedication to the program, who is respected by other students and department faculty, and shows overall spirit to UD education: Margaret Gammie

Ryan O'Hara History Award
From left to right: Dr. Joyce, Barbara O'Hara, Margaret Gammie, Terry O'Hara, and Dr. Kim

Alumni Undergraduate Award for History Education, (for Outstanding Student Teacher Overall): Amanda Cahill

Most Effective Lesson Planning: Alyssa DeTreux, Alexis Pravdiuk

Exceptional Overall Learning Environment: Kathryn Kull, Devin Oakes

Most Effective Instruction in Disciplinary Literacy: Arielle DeMarco, Gavin Benedict

University of Delaware Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award: Tara Napolski, Delcastle Technical High School

UD Social Studies Teacher of the Year
Tara Napolski and her husband, Richard Napolski

Undergraduate Awards, Presented by Dr. Arwen Mohun and Dr. Jonathan Russ

Alumni Senior Undergraduate Award in History: Ryan Leonard, Alexander Minore

Alumni Junior Undergraduate Award in History: Matthew Roarty, Joseph Matty

Alumni Undergraduate Award for best paper in non-American history: Andrew Shermeyer

Eve Clift Memorial Award. Awarded to outstanding senior history majors in memory of Professor Eve Clift, Ancient Historian of the department: Margaret Gammie

Old Home Prize. Awarded to the best essays by undergraduates on the history of Delaware and the Eastern Shore: Chelsea Davis

Thomas J. Craven Prize. Awarded for the best essays by undergraduates on American political or constitutional history, broadly interpreted, or Delaware History: Nora Crawford, Alec Viehman, Nicholas Ustaski

William E. Meakin Memorial Award. Awarded in memory of William Meakin to a history major who meets the scholarship criteria of academic performance and who has a distinguished record of community service: Lauren Ellsworth, Ian Guthoff, Robert Weber

Stewart Internship. Awarded to an undergraduate for summer employment at a Delaware historical agency: Erin Fisher

William H. Williams Award. Awarded to history majors who demonstrate outstanding scholarship focusing on Colonial America to 1865: Kaitlyn Laws, Jessica Pineiro

Berwyn Fragner Scholarship (2013-2014): Christopher Berkheimer

Arts & Humanities Scholarships: Alyssa DeTreux, Donald Downs, Nicole Hafner, Lauren Huston

Graduate Awards, Presented by Dr. Arwen Mohun and Dr. Cathy Matson

Alumni Award for Best Printed Article or Seminar Paper by a graduate student that was completed in the spring or fall semesters, 2013: Anastasia Day

John A. Munroe Memorial Award. Awarded to a graduate student who has excelled in developing and teaching his or her own course: Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger

Stanley J. & Marion Goldfus Memorial Award. Awarded for best Teaching Assistant during spring or fall semesters, 2013. Michelle Anderson

William H. Williams Scholarship Award. Awarded to graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship in the area of American History during the period 1607-1865: Jeffrey Appelhans

Graduate Award Recipients
From left to right: Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger, Michelle Anderson, and Anastasia Day