O'Connell Award Archive

Rev. Marvin R. O'Connell Award

Best essay by a history major in the History Workshop course

 

2015

Mary Burke

​"The Triangle Fire: Tragedy and Unity"

2014

No prize awarded

2013

Kathryn Squiers

"Panicked 'Poor Things' and Engagement Rings: News Coverage in the Aftermath of the Triangle Fire and the Discriminatory Portrayal of Women."

2012

Teresa Rubinger

"Conflicting Ideas of Freedom in the 1960s:  How the Status Quo Prevailed."

2011

Mairead Browne

“The Role of the French Royal family in the Assassination of Admiral Coligny”

2010

Mark Kettler (Class of 2012)

“Corporate Allegiance and Catholic Motivations in the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre”

Meggie O’Keefe (Class of 2012)

“To Flee or to Fight: The Counterculture and Student Activism”

2008

Brian Sarnacki

"Radical Pulpits: Liberal Protestants, Socialism, and Labor Strife"

2007

Greg Wagman (Class of 2008)

"A Bridge Too Far," originally written for Mike DeGruccio's course on the American Civil War era"

2006

Teresa De Vries

"The IRA and the World"

2005

Rachel Meeks

"The Language Surrounding Joan of Arc and the Value of Women in the Fifteenth Century"

2004

No prize awarded

2003

William Spencer McSorley

"Conversion to the Christian God: The Unforced Scandinavian Acceptance of Christ"

2002

Jennifer Randazzo

"Just Grounds of Female Influence: Woman's Migration into the Public Sphere, 1820-1860"

2001

Kimberly M. Springer

"United States Information Centers: Meetinghouses or Propaganda-Hausers?