As another academic year closes, we look back at the many accomplishments of our history community. Within our undergraduate program, the number of declared majors is the highest it has been in a decade, which is no surprise when you look at the talent of our faculty. This year, we were honored to have Professor Adam Warren named as a finalist for the Distinguished Teaching Award, one of the highest honors within the University of Washington, as well as Professor Purnima Dhavan recognized as a nominee for the Marcia L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award. It’s not just our faculty who excel, though, we also had the distinction of Tracy Maschman Morrissey, our director of academic services, as a nominee for the Distinguished Staff Award.
We would also like to recognize and thank Professors Ileana Rodriguez-Silva and Matthew Mosca as they end their terms as director of undergraduate studies and director of graduate studies, respectively. Their service and leadership have been invaluable to the department and its students.
We invite you to scroll through the pages of this newsletter to discover many more of the year’s highlights and celebrate with us.
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