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UHD's Webb Society Member Wins C.M. Caldwell Memorial Award

Source: Texas State Historical Association, JoNeita Kelly

DENTON, TX— Candidates from 15 collegiate chapters of the Walter Prescott Webb Historical Society waited anxiously for the award announcements on Saturday, March 3, at the Webb Society meeting held concurrently with the Texas State Historical Association's 116th Annual Meeting at the Omni Houston Hotel.

The Walter Prescott Webb Historical Society, an educational program of the Texas State Historical Association directed at college aged history students, recognizes excellence in historical research and writing with the C.M. Caldwell Memorial Awards.

Students and chapters work all year researching, writing and editing papers and projects about Texas history for an opportunity to win a C.M. Caldwell Memorial Award. Each year the competition gets stiffer as more students and chapters submit papers to be judged. This year's 3rd place winner of the upper division was from the University of Houston-Downtown's Chapter of the Webb Society.

Victoria Davila won 3rd place in the upper division for her paper titled Galveston's Great Wall. (Davila wrote the paper for Professor Garna Christian's History 3305 class during the Fall 2011 semester.)

Entries competing in the upper division are juniors and seniors and must have more than 59 hours of college credit completed.

Award winners are not only recognized at the awards ceremony during the Webb Society Annual Meeting, but their projects are considered for publication in Touchstone, the undergraduate research journal of the Webb Society.


About the Walter Prescott Webb Society

The Walter Prescott Webb Historical Society works through college and university history departments to encourage students to discover, research, write, and publish the history of Texas as they find it where they live. Founded in 1971 and named for the distinguished UT historian, the program provides the organizational framework for developing comparable learning projects and activities across campuses at the college and university level. Local, community, and regional history comprise the focal point of chapter activities. For more information please visit http://www.tshaonline.org/education/students/webb-society/76.