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APSU history students win awards for papers

Three Austin Peay State University history students recently won awards for their scholarly work.

Ron Martz, a graduate student, and Michael Ramsey and Eric Turner, both undergraduate students, earned top accolades for papers they presented during the 2009 Tennessee Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference. The conference, hosted by the APSU chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, was held Feb. 28 on the main campus.
Three Austin Peay State University history students recently won awards for their scholarly work.

Ron Martz, a graduate student, and Michael Ramsey and Eric Turner, both undergraduate students, earned top accolades for papers they presented during the 2009 Tennessee Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference. The conference, hosted by the APSU chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, was held Feb. 28 on the main campus.

Martz, a retired journalist who was embedded in the first Gulf War and now a candidate for the Master of Arts in military history degree, won in the Best Graduate Paper category. His work was titled “Deconstructing de-Ba'athification: How Ignoring Lessons Learned from the de-Nazification of Germany and the Governance of Japan After World War II Ignited the Iraqi Insurgency.”

Ramsey's paper, titled “A Numerous and Unexpected Enemy,” was recognized in the Early American category. Turner also earned honors in the same category with his paper, titled “Small Boat Operations in Long Island Sound, 1775-1779.”

For more information, contact Dr. Minoa Uffelman, assistant professor of history, by telephone at (931) 221-7704 or by e-mail at uffelmanm@apsu.edu. -- Melony Shemberger