WVU history student awarded Boren Scholarship

Laura Curry has never been abroad, but next year she’ll have the opportunity to study in Tanzania as West Virginia University’s 26th Boren Scholar.

WVU history faculty earn prestigious NEH fellowships

An unprecedented two scholars from West Virginia University have received the top fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Alumna Nicole Young used Fulbright to learn in Malaysia

Nicole Young graduated May 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Sport and Exercise Psychology with minors in History and Africana Studies. She received a Fulbright ETA to learn, grow, and teach in Malaysia.

Alumna Beth Parnicza succeeds in the National Park Service

Beth Parnizca (BA, 2011) started at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park as an intern after her freshman year at WVU and was hired as a permanent employee after she graduated. She said, "My experience at WVU led me directly to my position and gave me the tools to succeed." Beth credits her ability to take graduate-level courses, work closely with faculty, and to serve as an officer of Phi Alpha Theta as formative for her role in the Park Service. She said, "The department really pushed me to think and write critically as a historian, supported and encouraged me at every turn, and demonstrated ways of reaching average students and people that I use daily in the field." 

Three Alumni employment successes in Academia

While our department has very high employment rates, we rejoice with every alumni from our program who receives a job. Recently, three alumni from our program have found success in the academic job market.