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Graduating History Major Recognized at Union’s Awards Day Convocation

May 1, 2009
Graduating history major Hannah Holliday received two awards at Union University’s Annual Awards Day convocation on May 1, 2009. The first recognition came when Dr. Stephen Carls, chair of the history department, presented her with the academic excellence medal in the history major. Criteria for the award involve a student completing at least15 residence hours in history, earning a minimum 3.5 GPA in the discipline, and being active in the department’s extracurricular events. Hannah had a 4.0 GPA in her Union history courses, and she participated in many department events during her four years at the university.

Hannah also received the first place award in the department’s Dr. James Alex Baggett History Research Paper Competition at the convocation. Dr. Carls presented her with a first-place certificate and a $70 check for her paper entitled “A Refusal of Reform: Georgia Baptists and Integration.” Papers for the competition were judged on how much a student used primary sources, the originality of the student’s topic, the historical depth and quality of the paper, writing style, appropriate footnotes or endnotes, and a correctly done bibliography.


Hannah Holliday and Dr. Stephen Carls smile as he presents her with the academic excellence medal in history at Union’s Annual Awards Day convocation on May 1, 2009.


Dr. Stephen Carls congratulates Hannah Holliday during the 2009 Awards Day convocation for winning first place in the Dr. James Alex Baggett History Research Paper Competition.