Student Awards and Scholarships, 2012-2013


Outstanding Graduate Student: Ashley E. Goethe

Ashley E. Goethe is a graduate student pursuing her Master’s Degree in Public History at the University of West Florida. In addition to being awarded the Pace Honors Scholarship as an undergraduate, Ashley was also recognized as the History Department Undergraduate of the Year in 2012 and currently serves as the Vice President of the UWF History Club. Her research interests include Oral History, American History, and Historical Consulting. Ashley will be graduating with her Master's Degree in December 2013.

Outstanding Graduate Assistant: Jonathan Harwood

Jonathan is originally from Los Angeles, CA, but has lived in the Pensacola area most of his life. He earned his B.A. in History from UWF in 2010, and graduated with his M.A. in Public History in spring 2013. During the fall semester 2012, Jonathan worked at the Historic Preservation Office for the City of Sacramento, CA where he ensured the preservation, rehabilitation, and awareness of historic and cultural resources.

Carolyn A. Knefely Award for Excellence in Writing: Regina Messer

Regina is currently a senior in the History undergraduate program. She received the writing award for her paper entitled "The Legitimate Collaborator: Examining Tóna Brtko’s Level of Collaboration in The Shop On Main Street." It was a film-related paper that assessed the actions of the film's main character (Brtko) using various definitions and explanations of collaboration found within the course materials for Dr. Dan Miller's Second World War course. The sources included journal articles written by James Mace Ward and After the Fall by Thomas J. Laub. Regina's other research interests include authoritarian politics and the effects of war on culture. After graduating in spring 2014, Regina plans to pursue a career teaching secondary education.

Michaela Albon Scholarship: Mallory James

Mallory is currently a senior in the History undergraduate program and is set to graduate summer 2013. Her areas of interests include Public History and American History. Mallory has worked at Historic Pensacola Village during the summer in 2010 and 2012. Upon graduation, she plans to obtain her professional certification to become a high school history teacher. Mallory also hopes to pursue a Master's Degree with the Historical Archaeology Program at UWF.

Elizabeth Crowell Scholarship: Natalie Ray

Natalie Ray is a current Public History Graduate Student at the University of West Florida and is interested in pursuing a career in museum exhibit development after earning her Master's Degree. Getting her Bachelor’s Degree in History, she has participated in numerous public history projects during her time in Pensacola such as the Guantanamo Public Memory Project, the Arcadia Mill Exhibit installation, and West Florida Railroad Museum's "Stories From the Rail" exhibit. She works as an assistant to the West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc. curatorial and archival staff and has recently secured a practicum experience at the Tennessee State Museum located in Nashville, TN for the Fall semester of 2013.