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Sophie Barton, 2020 recipient of the Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger Scholarship for excellent performance in American history courses, on why she chose to major in history.


 

I chose to study history because it truly is the gateway to exploring the rest of the world. History shows us so much about how the past shapes societies and human beings. Every day, I learn something new while studying history and I truly feel excitement having the opportunity to learn from great professors. I am extremely thankful for the UTC History Department and Dr. Susan Eckelmann Berghel for creating classroom environments students want to learn and participate in. To receive the Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger Scholarship is a huge honor and reward for the hard work I hope I show my professors every time I step foot into a classroom. Thank you to the UTC History Department for this scholarship and investing in my future as a historian.

 

“I chose to study history because it truly is the gateway to exploring the rest of the world. History shows us so much about how the past shapes societies and human beings. Every day, I learn something new while studying history and I truly feel excitement having the opportunity to learn from great professors.”

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