Four Incoming Graduate Students Receive Assistantships Named After Longtime History Professors

Friday, April 13, 2018

To honor former professors for their intellectual contributions to the study of history and outstanding service to Mississippi State, the department of history has awarded several named assistantships to incoming graduate students.

The inaugural class includes:

Madeline Berry, who will receive the E. Stanly Godbold Assistantship. A graduate of St. Francis (PA) University. Madeline is planning to explore the connections between environmental and African American history.

Jon-Michael Davidson, recipient of the Charles D. Lowry Assistantship, is from the University of Mobile. He plans to study the Civil War on the high seas.

Nathan Smith holds the Roy V. Scott Assistantship. Smith hails from Iowa State University and is interested in the intersection of race and sports, especially at Ole Miss

Matthew Jackson holds the Godfrey N. Uzoigwe Assistantship. A graduate of Western Carolina University, Matthew was attracted to Mississippi State History because of its interests in southern, race and gender histories.

We plan to continue this practice for the foreseeable future.

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