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    Three students in Angelo State University’s Honors Program have recently received various honors and awards to further their higher education efforts in preparation for their future careers.
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    Duncan Knox, Angelo State history major and Honors student, has been designated as one of six Academic Excellence Distinguished Students at ASU. Knox earned the distinction through extraordinary curricular and extra-curricular accomplishments.  Knox has a lengthy list of accomplishments and many academic distinctions, but the most notable is that he was named a Fulbright Fellow in 2013 and attended the UK-US Fulbright Summer Institute in Bristol, England. There, he studied “The Slave Trade and the Atlantic Heritage.” In addition, he was an intern in the historical archives housed at the U.S. Supreme Court during the summer of 2014. He made the Dean’s List every year during his tenure at ASU, and received Carr Scholarships throughout. With many historical conference presentations to his credit already, Knox will enroll at Texas Tech University in the fall of 2015 to pursue a master’s degree in History. Afterward, he plans on earning a Ph.D., and becoming a professional historian and college professor.
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    Duncan Knox, a senior in the Angelo State University Honors Program, has been selected as a 2014-15 Presidential Fellow by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) in Washington, D.C.
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    Duncan Knox, junior history major and ASU honors student, has earned a summer internship with the Office of the Curator at the U.S. Supreme Court.  He will work in the Supreme Court archives. His application was one of many in a very competitive process.  This is not Duncan’s first such accomplishment.  During the summer of 2013 he was a Fulbright Summer Fellow at the University of Bristol in England.  While there, he studied the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century slave trade at the university’s extensive Atlantic World archive.
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    History major Sarah Elliott (B.A. 2013) will be attending the Ph.D. program at the University of Mississippi in the fall of 2014.  Elliott is interested in studying nineteenth-century American history.
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    Zachary Dowdle (B.A., 2010; M.A., 2014) has been accepted to the history Ph.D. program at the University of Missouri.  He will start classes there in the fall of 2014.
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    History major Joshua Logsdon has worked for two years under the supervision of history professors David Dewar and Shirley Eoff (director of the Honors Program) to produce a project of remarkable achievement. Logsdon discovered west Texas counties providing public aid to the indigent at the turn of the twentieth century.  He has produced and presented three papers on the topic as he learned more about it.  His most recent paper, “Western Welfare:  the Pauper System in West Texas, 1870-1930” has received the 2014 West Texas Historical Association Best Student Essay Prize. He earned a cash prize and the right to present his paper to the West Texas Historical Association’s annual meeting.  In addition, Josh is one of 15 students nationwide to win the Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.  The award recognized outstanding graduating college seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence, dedication to the study of American history, and a commitment to public service and community involvement. He will attend a seminar in New York City June 6 – 9, 2014.