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BC's History Department Honors Students for Excellence

Blair Bullock, Colleen Dickson and Kelly Deibler received Daniel W. Bly–Lamar B. Neal History and Political Science awards from the department of history and political science at the annual awards convocation.  

Named for former Bridgewater College professors Daniel W. Bly, assistant professor of history emeritus, and Lamar B. Neal, associate professor of political science and history emeritus, the awards recognize outstanding performance by graduating seniors.

Each award winner received a book. Bullock received The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence by Gary Haugen. Dickson’s book was The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda by Fawaz A. Gerges. Deibler was presented The Essential Kierkegaard edited by Howard Hong and Edna Hong.

Bullock, a global studies major with minors in Spanish and French, is from Annandale, Va .

Dickson, a global studies major with a minor in music, is from Virginia Beach, Va.

Deibler, a political science and communication studies double major with a minor in Spanish, is from Catharpin, Va.

Maggie Reeger, a junior global studies major with a minor in cultural studies, received the Dr. David K. McQuilkin Endowed Scholarship. The $1,500 scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year recognizes a rising senior in the department who has demonstrated a high level of intellectual, scholarly and academic proficiency in history, political science and/or international studies. McQuilkin, professor of history and political science emeritus, taught at Bridgewater College from 1985 – 2009. Reeger is from Shelocta, Pa.

Tyler Limbrick received the Michael Robert “M.R.” Zigler Service Award. Zigler, a Church of the Brethren executive, was known for his overseas relief work.

For his award, Limbrick received a copy of Alan Taylor’s The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia 1772-1839.

Limbrick, a history and political science major, is from Fredericksburg, Va. At Bridgewater, he is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honor society.

Posted 6/16/14

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