Senior Prizes

Matthew A. Carter Citizen-Scholar Award

The Matthew A. Carter Citizen-Scholar Award was established in September 2000 by the Department of History in memory of Matt Carter who graduated from Emory in May 2000 with High Honors in History.

The award is given each year to the graduating history major or joint major in Emory College who exemplifies the qualities that made Matt Carter such an outstanding individual: high academic achievement and good works in the community. Graduating history majors and joint majors are nominated by History faculty and undergradaute majors. The final selection of the recipient is made by the Department of History Undergraduate Committee.


Past Recipents of the Matthew A. Carter Citizen-Scholar Award

  • 2017: Samantha J. Perlman
  • 2016: Adam Goldstein
  • 2015: Alexandria R. Mitchell
  • 2014: Daniel A. Kuzmanovich and Danielle C. Pitrone
  • 2013: Hyeok Hweon Kang
  • 2012: Stephanie M. Spangler
  • 2011: Patrick C. Jamieson
  • 2010: Benjamin P. Hein
  • 2009: Nicolas Steenland
  • 2008: Elizabeth K. Saluke
  • 2007: Laura Kim
  • 2006: Sarah Brody and Brian Leeke
  • 2005: Alyssa Zelkowitz
  • 2004: Brian J. Wolfe
  • 2003: Christopher Maurice Richardson
  • 2002: Christina E. Hansen
  • 2001: Robert Rutland-Brown

George P. Cuttino Prize

This prize was established in 1984 to honor Professor George P. Cuttino on the occasion of his retirement after thirty-two years' service in the Department of History. The Cuttino Prize is awarded annually to the graduating senior history major or joint major in Emory College who has achieved the most outstanding record in European history courses. The Cuttino Prize recipient is selected by the Department of History Undergraduate Committee. The Cuttino Prize consists of a book in the field of European History.


Past Recipients of the George P. Cuttino Prize

  • 2017: Alexander L. Chen
  • 2016: Julia Wahl
  • 2015: Narianna B. Kretschmer
  • 2014: Kurtis G. Anderson
  • 2013: Zachary Domach
  • 2012: Kirsten L. Cooper
  • 2011: Sarah Jane B. Conner
  • 2010: Christina Welsch
  • 2009: Mary Alexander Myers
  • 2008: Ian M. Whittle
  • 2007: Andrew Callam
  • 2006: Michael Handler
  • 2005: Jessica L. Hubley
  • 2004: Christina E. Mason
  • 2003: Andrew Jackson Stephens
  • 2002: Jonathan Jacobs
  • 2001: Jane Ricci
  • 2000: Staci Nakayama
  • 1999: Helen Grigg
  • 1998: Jehangir Yezdi Malegam
  • 1997: Amy Lynn Steigerwalt
  • 1996: Charles Howell
  • 1995: Harold Wright
  • 1994: Deborah Lynne Morris
  • 1993: Erik Blackburn Oliver
  • 1992: Karen Judith Tishler
  • 1991: Caroline Nylen
  • 1990: James Archibald
  • 1989: Daniel Leary
  • 1988: Sanjay Gandhi
  • 1987: Laura Dieter
  • 1986: Howard Louthan
  • 1985: Romy Viera
  • 1984: Bradford Trevathan

James Z. Rabun Prize

This prize was established in 1981 on the occasion of the retirement of Professor James Z. Rabun after thirty-four years' service in the Department of History. The Rabun Prize is awarded annually to the graduating senior history major or joint major in Emory College who has achieved the best overall record in American history courses. The Rabun Prize recipient is selected by the Department of History Undergraduate Committee. In awarding this prize, the department also honors Professor Rabun's distinctive traits of courtesy, integrity, wisdom, and unselfish devotion to his students and colleagues. The Rabun Prize consists of a book in the field of American history.


Past Recipients of the James Z. Rabun Prize

  • 2017: Jill E. Rappaport
  • 2016: Shannon Stillmun
  • 2015: Bennett J. Ostdiek
  • 2014: Fiona P. O’Carroll
  • 2013: Jacob Murphy
  • 2012: Allison R. Klein
  • 2011: Matthew D. Kim
  • 2010: Pearl J. Young
  • 2009: Victoria McManus
  • 2008: David J. Abraham
  • 2007: Mark Swails
  • 2006: Adam Raas
  • 2005: Isaac R. Wolf
  • 2004: Dov Weinryb Grohsgal
  • 2003: Heather Ruth Lee
  • 2002: Stuart Cherry
  • 2001: Lowrie Taylor
  • 2000: Rachel Gerrick
  • 1999: Meghashyam Mali
  • 1998: Mary Ashley Fairchild
  • 1997: Mara Peskin
  • 1996: Sarah Benator
  • 1995: Marli Porth
  • 1994: Kelly Burgess
  • 1993: Mohan Laxman Kuratti
  • 1992: Michael Frank Gibson
  • 1991: Richard Moberly
  • 1990: Lara Kriegel
  • 1989: Henry Whitfield
  • 1988: Chadwick Colburn
  • 1987: Joy Lynne Smith
  • 1986: Gail Goldsmith
  • 1985: Philip Wainwright
  • 1984: David Edward Ruth
  • 1983: Karen Elizabeth Vanlandingham
  • 1982: Howard Doug Hinson
  • 1981: Elizabeth Jacobs

Latin America & Non-Western World Prize

Established in 2015 by the Department of History, the Latin America & Non-Western World Prize is awarded annually to the graduating senior history major or joint major in Emory College who has achieved the best overall record in Latin American & Non-Western World history courses.  The Latin America & Non-Western World Prize consists of a book in the field of World history.


Past Recipeints of the Latin America & Non-Western World Prize

  • 2017: Thomas Hugh McGlade
  • 2016: Declan Hahn
  • 2015: Samantha S. Stevens