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Graduating History Majors Receive Recognition at Awards Convocation

May 6, 2011

Elizabeth Blevins and Mary Alisa Techentin, both graduating history majors, were honored at Union University’s Annual Awards Convocation on May 6, 2011. Dr. Keith Bates, representing the history department at the ceremony, presented the Academic Excellence Medal in History to Elizabeth for her outstanding work in the history major and her record of exceptional service to the history department. Mary Alisa, although not present at the convocation, was announced as the first place award winner in the 2011 Dr. James Alex Baggett History Research Paper Competition for her paper “Image and Imagination in Devotion: The Impact of the Counter-Reformation on Religious Painting in Spain, 1577-1678.”


A table filled with awards is a prominently displayed on the stage of the G. M. Savage Memorial Chapel during Union University’s Annual Awards Convocation on May 6, 2011.


History major Elizabeth Blevins receives the Academic Excellence Medal in History from Dr. Keith Bates on May 6, 2011.


Graduating history major Mary Alisa Techentin receives her first place certificate in the 2011 Dr. James Alex Baggett History Research Paper Competition from Dr. Stephen Carls in a special ceremony on May 18, 2011.