Department of History

ALUMNI NEWS

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Matt Mayberry (M.A. 1994) and Leah Davis-Witherow (M.A. 1995) are (respectively) the Director and the Curator of History/Archivist of the Pioneers Museum in Colorado Springs, recognized as one of the finest local/regional history museums and archives in the United States. 

Casey Pearce (B.A. 2012, M.A. 2014) is the Records Manager for the City of Colorado Springs. Previously, she served as an archivist and assistant at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. 

Megan Murphy (M.A. 2016) is the Education Assistant at the Golden History Center in Golden, Colorado. 

Kevin Weinman (M.A. 2005; Ph.D., History, University of New Hampshire, 2017), wrote in to report: "I'm really happy to report that I successfully defended my dissertation at the University of New Hampshire just last Friday. It's a work of Colorado history, and a good part of my "Acknowledgements" will highlight my appreciation to you, Chris, and Harlow, and the UCCS graduate program overall, a true gem that I was very fortunate to become connected with way back in 2002, through completion of the Master's in 2005.  My time to PhD was a bit lengthy, 2008-17, as I foolishly did all the coursework, prep for orals, and the dissertation while working as Dartmouth's budget director (2007-13) then Amherst College's CFO (2013-now).  Not sure I'd recommend this sort of path to anyone, but I am really happy I did it, and did it this way.  My plans from here include continuing to serve here at Amherst, turning the dissertation into a book, and getting back into the classroom to teach from time-to-time."

Myrna Martin (M.A., 2010), has just completed her Ph.D. in Italian History at Oxford University, where she prepared a dissertation entitled "Returned to the Ghetto: Jewish Encounters with Italian Catholics, 1815-1848." Congratulations to Myrna! 

Michael Pauls ('16):  A double major with History and Anthropology who graduated spring 2016 and wrote one of the outstanding senior theses in Roy Jo Sartin's section, on the effects of mythology on Brian Boru's conquest of the High Kingship of Ireland. He has been accepted to the graduate program in Medieval Studies at the National University of Ireland in Galway!  

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