YOUNG AND WARMUTH RECEIVE MOST OUTSTANDING
FRESHMAN AND SENIOR AWARDS, 2005-2006
CAMERON YOUNG, MOST OUTSTANDING FRESHMAN
The Most Outstanding Freshman Award is given
annually by the faculty in the Department of
History to the student best displaying the following characteristics: high
academic performance, exceptional motivation, demonstrated commitment to
the discipline, and potential for future contributions to the field of
history while at ENC.
During this first year at ENC, Cameron Young consistently showed high
academic performance, not only in his history classes but in all aspects
of his course work. As evidence of this, Cameron will already be eligible
for induction into Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honors Society at the end
of this semester—an incredible feat for a freshman.
The Department of History is pleased to present Cameron Young with its
2006 Most Outstanding Freshman Award. This involves a paltry sum of money,
but a great start to his summer reading list. Congratulations Cameron!
HEATHER WARMUTH, MOST OUTSTANDING SENIOR
The Most Outstanding Senior Award is given
annually by the faculty in the Department of History to the student best
displaying the following characteristics: high academic performance, individual
growth in the discipline, research achievement, and potential for future
contributions to the field of history.
Heather Warmuth is an extraordinarily talented young woman and her academic
ENC has been exceptional. She was inducted into the History Honors Society
as a sophomore and invited to deliver her first professional paper as a
junior last year at the annual Phi Alpha Theta Conference at St. Anselm’s
College. Entitled, “The Life of Boris Pasternak: A Triumph of Socialist
Realism,” Heather’s paper won a prestigious book award given for best papers.
Heather’s senior thesis, over 50 pages in length, based on original
sources found during two weeks of archival research in England, and entitled
“The Architecture of Memory: St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Battle of Britain,”
provides an insightful analysis of London’s most famous cathedral in its
role as custodian of national identity. Heather was again invited to present
the results of her research at this year’s Phi Alpha Theta Conference—this
time at Yale University . . . ENC, with Heather’s help, is moving up.
Besides being an exceptional student—and these are just the accolades
from the History Department—Heather has been a phenomenal Student Instructor
leader for a number of professor Lovett’s Western Heritage classes. She
brought so much dedication, passion, and creativity to the study of history
that the bitter pill of this core requirement was a joy to swallow.
Lastly, Heather’s tenure as President of the History Club this past
year resulted in the promotion of an extremely positive departmental élan
among students and faculty alike. She oversaw a substantial increase in
the number of club activities and struck a great balance between intellectual
and social pursuits with events ranging from lectures to holiday receptions,
departmental fundraisers, and softball games—something at which we’ve seen
particular success, by the way, as we vanquished a number of other departments—including
the Math Department who were convinced they had won until we pointed out
that they had added wrong!
Needless to say, the Department of History at Eastern Nazarene College
is very proud to present Heather Warmuth with its 2006 Most Outstanding
Senior Award—a much more substantial amount of money. Congratulations!