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End of the Year Awards - History Department

Maude Lindquist Scholarship

   Jason Hafemann        Chelsi Hoag            Alaina Johnson



Thanks to a generous gift from Ms. Helen Anderson in memory of Professor Maude Lindquist, the History Department is able to award the Maude Lindquist Scholarship on an annual basis in her honor. Prof. Lindquist was a long time member and chair of the History Department.

Jason's future plans include working in client mediation for the Minnesota Attorney General's Office for two years and then attending law school. He describes his experience in the History Department and at UMD as "amazing" and he has "learned more than he could have ever hoped for".

Chelsi graduates this May with a double major in History and International Studies and a minor in Political Science. This fall she will attend graduate school at Penn State University in the International Affairs program and hopes to specialize in international communications through technology and new social media.

After graduation, Alaina hopes to serve in the Minnesota Reading Corps as a literacy tutor in a local elementary school. In the future, she hopes to attend graduate school for a degree in library and information science.

J. L. Washburn Award

Thomas Golembeck      Aaron Irvine


    Kaitlin Shore          Emma Van Winkle



The J. L. Washburn Award is given annually to outstanding History majors. It is named in honor of J. L. Washburn who was a prominent Duluth attorney and former resident director of the Duluth Teachers College (now UMD). He also served on the board governing Minnesota’s State Teachers Colleges.

Thomas doubled majored in History and German Studies with a minor in International Studies. In the fall of 2012 Thomas will attend the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in the Master's of Public Policy program.

Aaron graduates this semester and hopes to work in higher education for a while before he continues his education towards a master's degree in history.

Kaitlin will graduate this semester with a History major and Political Science minor. She has enjoyed being a history major, from the classes to the professors to the other students!

Emma has always loved to learn about the past and credits being a history major to her "great history teachers in middle school and high school who made the past come alive and who really made it interesting."

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