Hal Drake Honor Key

In 2014, the UCSB chapter of Phi Beta Kappa created the Hal Drake Honor Key to honor emeritus Professor Hal Drake for his more than 40 years of service to the chapter. It is awarded each year to the highest achieving History or History of Public Policy major selected for admission to the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, […]

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Phi Beta Kappa

Every year, about 5,000 students graduate from UCSB. A very small number of these are selected by the UCSB chapter of PHI BETA KAPPA to be offered membership in the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, which was founded in 1776. 2018 Penelope Fergison, Allison Graydon, Gordon Hahn, Kaila Martinez 2017 Andy Coco Chen, Paolo de la Cruz-Perez, Robert […]

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Stuart Bernath Prize

The Stuart L. Bernath Prize is awarded to the History undergraduate whose research paper is selected by the History Prizes Committee as the best paper produced in a one-quarter course. Present and previous recipients: (prizes prior to 1990 were administered by the History department) 2018 Hailey Hoyt, “Dirty Laundry: Starving in the Church” 2017 Elizabeth Schmitt, “Emmet Till, Khaled Said, and Civil […]

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History Associates Board Prize

The History Associates Board Prize recognizes the best paper produced in the History Department’s Senior Honors seminar, as determined by the History Prizes Committee. Present and previous recipients: 2018 Megan Lucas 2017 Katherine Sebas, “The Clinton Administration and the Rwandan Genocide.” 2016 Charles J. Kay “Dogwhistle Disarmament: A History of Racialized Gun Control in 20th Century America” 2015 Zachary Alpert, “The […]

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Dick Cook Memorial Award

The Dick Cook Memorial Award is presented to a graduate or undergraduate student who is outstanding in terms of research, teaching, and service to the department. It is given in honor of Dick Cook, the founding president of the UCSB History Associates. This gift is eligible for matching dollars from the Van Gelderen challenge. Recipients: 2018 Will Thompson (grad) 2017 David McIntosh (grad) Paolo […]

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