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Awards

Since 1999, the Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies has awarded deserving undergraduate students with two scholarships: The Robertson-Harkness Scholarship and the Legacy Scholarship. The Robertson-Harkness Scholarship, named after two long-time American Studies faculty, is given to students majoring in American Studies; this award has been given to 28 students since it was founded. The Legacy Scholarship is awarded to students majoring in Humanities, and has been awarded to 23 students. Faculty consider academic achievement and service to the department when selecting the recipients at their annual undergraduate program review.

In 2011, HCS Undergraduate Director, Aristoula Mandelos, established the Nikolaos Mandelos Memorial Scholarship in Humanities. This scholarship, created as a tribute to her father, will be awarded to one student each year who has demonstrated academic excellence.

All department scholarships rely on public contributions. To make a donation to these scholarships, please click here to visit the USF Unstoppable Website.

2016 Award Winners

Maite Gobel Lamberty: Legacy Scholarship in Humanities
Ryan Daniels: Nikolaos Mandelos Memorial Scholarship in Humanities
Everett Barnett: Robertson-Harkness Scholarship in American Studies
Aaren Field: Robertson-Harkness Scholarship in American Studies
Nicholas Stanger: Robertson-Harkness Scholarship in American Studies
Ashley Steinbach: Robertson-Harkness Scholarship in American Studies

2013 Award Winners

Jenny Elizabeth Tolbert: Legacy Scholarship in Humanities
Michelle Lee Macdonald: Nikolaos Mandelos Memorial Scholarship in Humanities
Katherine Elizabeth Fleck: Robertson-Harkness Scholarship in American Studies
Michael Anthony McDowell II: Robertson-Harkness Scholarship in American Studies
Zoe Jordan: Gray’s Bookstore Scholarship Award

2012 Award Winners

Debora Felton: Humanities Legacy Scholarship
Darin Peachee: Nikolaos Mandelos Memorial Scholarship in Humanities
Danielle Bertero: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Michelle Halvorsen: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Carol Mitchell: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Kelley O'brien: Gray's Book Scholarship Award

2012 HCS Scholarship Award Ceremony

Every year, The Humanities and Cultural Studies Department organizes a scholarship award ceremony and year-end celebration, honoring recipients with certificates. The USF Graphic Studio was kind enough to lend HCS their eye-catching, artsy space. The turnout of faculty, alumni, award recipients and their families was excellent. All the attendees mingled, ate mouthwatering Mediterranean food and listened to soothing music by HCS adjunct faculty member, Walter Danielak. The event was successfully coordinated by HCS Undergraduate Director, Aristoula Mandelos, and HCS Assistant Professor, Dr. Andrew Berish, did a wonderful job of speaking and presenting certificates to the award recipients.

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2011 Award Winners

Megan Carey: Humanities Legacy Scholarship
Dominique Williams: Humanities Legacy Scholarship
Danielle Gilmore: Nikolaos Mandelos Memorial Scholarship in Humanities
Thomas Conte: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Shannon Eversoll: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Faith Swartz: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Courtney Conner: Gray's Bookstore Gift Certificate Award

2010 Award Winners

Tristen Gratz: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Elizabeth Guilliot: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Wanda Jeannie Johnson: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Kristin Forbes: Humanities Legacy Scholarship
David Tyler Cox: Gray's Bookstore Gift Certificate Award

2009 Award Winners

Skyler Roberts: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Vanessa Rousse: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Christopher Griesbach: Humanities Legacy Scholarship
Sarah Ranes: Humanities Legacy Scholarship
Darlene Wheatley: Humanities Legacy Scholarship

2008 Award Winners

Matthew Arnold: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Malerie Ann Carey: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Susan Crawford: Humanities Legacy Scholarship

2007 Award Winners

Emily Adkins: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Joseph Tommasini: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Krystal Nix: Humanities Legacy Scholarship
Nicole Riesenberger: Humanities Legacy Scholarship
Deborah Silvers: Humanities Legacy Scholarship

2006 Award Winners

Gary DeSantis: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Manuela Perez: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Julie Ayers: Humanities Legacy Scholarship
Mary Black: Humanities Legacy Scholarship
Nathaniel Howell: Humanities Legacy Scholarship

2005 Award Winners

Seth Ascher: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Courtney Canter: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Robert Norman: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Nicole Selph: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship

2004 Award Winners

Seth Ascher: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Susan Birchler: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Jennifer McRae: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Christy Paris: Humanities Legacy Scholarship

2003 Award Winners

Sara Callahan: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Lori Collver: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Lee Anne Cross: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship

2002 Award Winners

Courtney Caillavet: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Dava Simpson: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Scott Clark: Humanities Legacy Scholarship

2001 Award Winners

Krissi Koch: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Zita Rarastesa: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Jamie Holeman: Humanities Legacy Scholarship
Patrick Santoro: Humanities Legacy Scholarship

2000 Award Winners

Amy Bowers: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Richard Larson: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Wendy King: Humanities Legacy Scholarship
Maureen Patrick: Humanities Legacy Scholarship
Catherine Wilkins: Humanities Legacy Scholarship

1999 Award Winners

Sara Callahan: Robertson-Harkness American Studies Scholarship
Ronda Anderson: Humanities Legacy Scholarship
Marta Baca: Humanities Legacy Scholarship
Theresa Gilbertson: Humanities Legacy Scholarship
Barbara Ross: Humanities Legacy Scholarship