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Charles O. Richardson Prize in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in the First-Year History Seminar

The Charles O. Richardson Award for Outstanding Achievement in the First-Year History Seminar was won by Zachary Tall and Tyler VanAtter.  The award is based on the vote of fellow seminar members for the most valuable player in the historical role-playing game, as well as on contributions to seminar discussions and excellence in historical research. The unique feature of the first-year seminar is playing Patriots, Loyalists & Revolution in New York City, 1775-76, created by Reacting to the Past.

Gary A. Carskaddan Prize

The most recent Gary A. Carskaddan Prize winner is Zachary Tall.  The Carskaddan Prize is awarded to the History or Education/History major who, with 12-21 credits in history courses at the end of the previous semester, had the highest cumulative grade point average in history courses.  Winners receive a Rider Bookstore gift certificate or equivalent cash award.

Levine Research Prize

Fall 2015: Randy Ball
Moral Combat: A Cultural Investigation of Video Games (Advisor: Erica Ryan) 

Spring 2016: William Benjamin Strahle
The Keystone Man: How Joseph Tito Built the Yugoslav Identity (Advisor: Lucien Frary)

Levine Phi Alpha Theta Prize

This is our most prestigious prize awarded to the graduating History major or Education/History major with the highest cumulative grade point average in history.  The winners of this year’s prize are Anthony Damiano and Eric Faeder.