The Political Science Department gives four awards to outstanding graduating senior majors each spring.
In 2010 the C.H. Richards Award for Excellence in Political Science went to Zahir Rahman. Zahir won a Fulbright scholarship to conduct research in Morocco in 2010-11. Nick Deuschle was the winner of the Jack D. Fleer Award for Excellence in Honors for his seminar paper “What About the Prosecutor?: Federal Sentencing Practices in a Post-Booker World.” Nick will teach English in China before entering the University of Chicago Law School in 2011. The Carl Moses Excellence in Research Award went to Megan Huber for her paper “Betrayal of the Innocents: An Examination of Children and Peacekeeping.” The Carl Moses Award was given for the first time in 2010. Megan was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and will teach English in Malaysia in 2010-11.
In 2009 the co-winners of the C.H. Richards Award were Kimberly Paschall and Matthew Triplett. Kimberly is now a first year law student at the University of Virginia. Matt currently serves as a Provost’s Fellow at Wake Forest and plans to attend graduate school in political science. In 2009 the winner of the Jack D. Fleer Award for Excellence in Honors was Matthew Triplett for his paper entitled “Anti-Abortion Ballot Initiatives and Evangelical Voters in the 2008 Presidential Election.”