Majors' Activities

Spring 2014

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

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.

Summer 2008

  • Katie Alaimo completed an archaeological internship through the Poplar Forest Summer Fieldschool program in Virginia on Thomas Jefferson's retirement plantation.

Fall 2007

  • Katie Alaimo participated in the Semester in Spain program through a cooperative agreement with Trinity Christian College of Palos Heights, Ill.
  • Kaisa Kincaid studied in France through a cooperative agreement with Grace College of Winona Lake, Ind.
  • Heidi Eidem participated in the Middle East Studies Program in conjunction with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). She was based in Cairo, Egypt. During the month of November she traveled to Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Israel/Palestine.

Summer 2007

  • Heidi Whipple interned in Bangladesh for Food for the Hungry.

Spring 2006

  • Brittany Quinn was recognized as Outstanding History major for 2006.
  • Seth Martin and Heidi Korver studied at Oxford University through the CCCU's program.
  • On April 7 and 8, 2006, in Boise, Idaho, two students presented papers at the Pacific Northwest Regional Conference. Hannah Combs presented "The Southern Woman's Rebellion Against the Patriarchal System." Lia LaBrandt presented "Harvey's Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus': A Study of Influential Factors, Experimental Method, Presentation, and Ultimate Impacts."

Fall 2005

  • Lia LaBrandt studied at Oxford University through the CCCU's program.

Summer 2005

  • Hannah Moats interned for the Washington State Archives.

Spring 2005

  • Paul Hays studied at Oxford University with the CCCU's program.
  • Michelle Forbes and Bradley Christensen were awarded for their excellence as the Outstanding History majors for 2005.
  • Aaron Warkentin interned at the Evergreen Aviation Museum.
  • Samuel Greene presented a paper at the Pacific Northwest Regional Conference held in Sun Valley, Idaho on April 8 and 9, 2005. His paper was titled "William Walker: Maverick or Yanqui Oppressor."
  • Stephanie Steinhorst interned as a Living History Instructor with the Champoeg Promise program at Champoeg State Park. Each year the program teaches approximately 3000 students in grades 1-8 about local Oregon history.
  • Melissa Jackson tutored in the areas of history and geography.

Fall 2004

  • Several GFU students attended the American Historical Association's annual meeting which was held in Seattle, Washington, in December, 2004. Student attendees included Lindsey O'Reiley, Ivy Manning, Hannah Combs, Brittany Quinn, Stephanie Steinhorst, Aaron Warkentin, Hannah Moats, Sarah Myhre, Rachel Sparks and Lindsey Walker. Accompanying the students were faculty members Caitlin Corning and Paul Otto.

Summer 2004

  • Stephanie Steinhorst received a Richter fellowship to conduct research on Native American relations with Scottish immigrants in eighteenth-century colonial America.

Spring 2004

  • During spring semester, 2004, Brady Romtvedt, Samuel Greene, Michael Farale and Paul Southwick studied at Oxford University with the CCCU's program.
  • Two students presented papers at the 2004 Alpha Theta regional conference held April 16-17 in Helena, Montana. Lindsey J O'Reiley presented her paper entitled, "The New Deal: A Continuation and Advancement of the Progressive Reform Movement." Rachel S. Sparks presented "Duty, Self-Sacrifice and the Ideal of Christian Enslavement: the Pro-Slavery Thought of Louisa S. McCord, 1810-1879." Her paper was one of the finalists for "Best Paper" at the conference.
  • Phi Alpha Theta held its Spring Initiation Ceremony on March 30, 2004.

Fall 2003

  • Paul Southwick's paper, Hoover and Volunteerism, was deposited at the Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa.
  • Kelly Cudney is the recipient of the 2003-2004 Laura Smith Haviland Social Studies Teaching Scholarship.
  • Rachel Sparks spent the semester studying at Oxford with the CCCU's program.
  • Annamarie Larson was in Seville, Spain, studying history and language.
  • Kelly Cudney's paper, Lou Henry Hoover: Encouraging by Example, was placed at the Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa.

Summer 2003

  • Rachel Sparks received a Richter Scholars grant to study Louisa S. McCord, an important antebellum political economist in the south.
  • Samuel Greene received a Richter Scholars grant to conduct field research in Italy. He studied the school voucher program in the province of Lombardia.
  • Rachel Sparks completed an internship with the Cowlitz County prosecuter's office.

Spring 2003

  • Several History majors have been chosen to study at CCCU's Oxford program. Stacy Keogh was at Oxford for three weeks in July, 2003.
  • Six students joined Phi Alpha Theta (the history honor society) and officers were elected for the first time.
  • Four students presented papers at the regional Phi Alpha Theta meeting in Bellingham, Washington: Annamarie Larson, Matthew Watson, David Mickelson, and Erin Gleason.

Fall 2002

  • The Alpha Eta Omega chapter of Phi Alpha Theta (the history honor society) was resurrected with 12 new members.
  • Rachel Sparks received a Richter Scholars grant.
  • Stephanie Bishop received a Richter Scholars grant.
  • Lindsey O'Reiley is the recipient of the Benson Scholarship.

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