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Creighton Students Receive History Paper Awards

Creighton Students Receive History Paper Awards

Creighton University seniors Jillian Liesemeyer and Catherine Medici, earned first and third place awards for their research papers in the undergraduate paper competition at the Phi Alpha Theta Missouri Valley Regional History Conference in Omaha, March 5-7. Phi Alpha Theta is the national history honor society.

Liesemeyer, who received a dean’s summer scholarship to support her research efforts, took first place for her paper, “Greasy Grinds and Quasi-Robots: The Exclusion Rhetoric of Jewish and Asian Pacific American Students from Universities.”

Medici’s paper,“ I Think It Not Meet for a Prince: Elizabeth I’s Virgin Image and Her Gender Identity,” received third place.

Twenty-eight students from across the country participated in the event.