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Professor Irvin D. S. Winsboro History Prize Award


The Committee for The Professor Irvin D. S. Winsboro History Prize at Florida Gulf Coast University has selected graduate student Brent Spencerfor the Winsboro Prize this semester. The title of the winning paper is “Our Artery of Life, Progress, and Future Security: Nineteenth-Century Creole National Exploration of the Lower Bolivian Pilcomayo River and Subaltern Resistance and Identity.” The $400 prize is awarded each semester for the best research paper submitted by a graduate or advanced undergraduate student and is funded by community donors in the name of Dr. Irvin D. S. Winsboro for hisprofessional work and scholarship in the area of Florida history and race relations. The FGCU Foundation administers the award. Winning the award carries substantial recognition for the student and furthers the pedagogical goals of the FGCU History Program. Dr. Habtamu Tegegne of the FGCU History Program chaired the award committee this year.