Majors' Activities

Spring 2014

Jordan Keagle Outstanding Senior Award

Jordan Keagle was presented with the Outstanding Senior Award.

Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum photo

The Public History class visited the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum on February 28, 2014. View more photos on our History facebook page.

Fall 2013

Congratulations to history senior, Jordan Keagle, for publishing his Richter Scholars paper, "Eastern Beads, Western Applications: Wampum Among Plains Tribes"  in the Great Plains QuarterlyFall 2013, Vol. 33 No.4 (page 221).

Spring 2013

Emily Fakkema photo

Emily Fakkema was awarded the Outstanding History major as well as one of four seniors awarded the C.W. Perry Servant Leader award.

Fall 2012

Jordan Keagle

On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, fellow history student, Jordan Keagle, joined other Richter Scholars to poster-present the findings of his summer research project, “Wampum in the Trans-Mississippi West.” 

Spring 2012

  • Rebecca Stevens was named Outstanding History major.
  • Jay Miller was named Outstanding Political Science major. Jay graduated Winter 2011.

History Students Hear Former South African President F.W. De Klerk

Professor Paul Otto took members of his South African history class to Portland on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, to hear F.W. De Klerk, seventh president of South Africa and winner, with Nelson Mandela, of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. 

Seniors Jason Holcombe (history) and Elliot Parisi (political science) joined sophomore Kristina Trindle (international studies and writing). De Klerk spoke on "The Role of Leadership during South America's Transition and Lessons on Contemporary Peace Issues for Today." After the lecture, Mr. De Klerk answered questions submitted by the audience beforehand including the following by Jason Holcombe: "Are you concerned that the current economic condition in South Africa will have a negative effect on race relations in South Africa?"

Also attending the lecture was Clint Baldwin, Director of the Peace and Justice Center and Assisstant Professor of International Studies.

Fall 2011

Spring 2011

  • Margaret Hollingworth was named Outstanding History major.
  • Jason Holcombe Johanna Schweitzer and Margaret Hollingworth presented papers at the Phi Alpha Theta Conference April 7-9, 2011, which was held at Seattle University in Washington.

Spring 2010

  • Mark Putney was named Outstanding History major.
  • Alex Salisbury and Margaret Hollingworth presented papers at the Phi Alpha Theta Conference April 15-17, 2010, which was held at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in Fairmont, Montana.

Fall 2009

  • A recent graduate, Sam Craven, was hired as a Sandy police officer.

Spring 2009

  •  Kaisa Kincaid was named Outstanding History major and also Outstanding Political Science major for 2009.

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