2020 History Department Student Awardees
John Bell-Clifford Maas Prize
Ghina will graduate in May 2020 with a dual degree in History and Political Science. She has worked as the Social Sciences editor for the UMBC Review for two years. Ghina received an Undergraduate Research Award for research on British Antisemitism in the late 19th century with Dr. Ritschel,and will present her research at URCAD in April. After graduation, she hopes to either serve in Americorps for a year, or work in D.C., and will be applying to law school in September.
Emily is a History major and Psychology minor with a 3.92 GPA. She is a Maryland State Delegate Scholarship recipient and an alumna of the James W. Rouse Scholars Program.
Emily is a History major and Public History minor with a 3.786 GPA. She is an aspiring archivist who is carrying out an internship with the Priddy Library and a member of the Honors Society.
Matthew is a History major working towards a B.A. in Historical Studies and an M.A. in Public History through the Accelerated B.A./M.A. Program. He has interned with the National Electronics Museum in Baltimore, Maryland and is currently pursuing internships related to exhibit curation and archival work. Matthew is working towards a future career in museum work or the civil service.
History Department Student Achievement Award
Jeanette is a History major and a Public History minor. She has been President of the History Student Council and co-leader of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honors society. She presented at last year’s URCAD and also has interned at The Baltimore Museum of Industry, Mental Health Association of MD, and UMBC's Special Collections.
John D. Reese Memorial Prize in History
Sarah graduated in December 2019, Magma Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History and a GPA of 3.8. She wrote an Honors thesis entitled “The Domestic Pianist
The Impact of the Parlor Piano on Middle Class Domestic Life in Nineteenth Century America.”