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Student Awards

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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 Hayley Roy (Fall 2017).  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 winners are Ayesha Qureshi (Fall 2017) and Julianna Ezzo & Andrew Ziegler (Spring 2018).  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 2017
Christina Tenreiro (The Lost Cause and the Confederacy Not So Lost)

Spring 2018
Ayesha Qureshi (The Emergence of Islamic Terrorism and the Struggle for Chechen Independence, 1990-2015)

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 winner of this year’s prize is Christina Tenreiro.