UTC history major, William Conner, was recently honored at a scholarly convention at Austin Peay State University. Conner presented his award winning paper at the regional conference of history’s honorary society, Phi Alpha Theta.
Dr. White and William Conner discuss his academic achievementFifty-one students, representing fourteen different colleges and universities, participated in the conference. Conner’s paper, titled “To Hell with Habeas Corpus: The Government, the Press, and Japanese Internment,” was one of seven to be recognized for its superior quality. Conner will receive a book award for his efforts.
This conference provided both undergraduate and graduate history students an opportunity to present a broad range of topics. Films and documentaries, produced by students, were also presented.
Conner also received word he will receive a full scholarship to Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. He intends to begin his graduate work in August.
Two of Conner’s history professors are Dr. Michelle White and Dr. James Ward. Conner wrote his award-winning paper for Ward’s course, History 301: Seminars in History.