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History Major | Alumni

Alumni Spotlight

"My senior thesis was valuable in more ways than I can readily name. It trained me to research and write competently about history, and the sense of accomplishment is huge, but the process of researching another time period also enabled me to better understand myself, my family, and my own beliefs."

- Leslie Brown, '12

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Anna Roberts ('12)

Roberts graduated from PHC in 2012 with a major in history.

Dr. Robert Spinney and associate professor of history Dr. Doug Favelo enjoyed her 100-page senior thesis (about an African-American minister in the 1840s) so much that they use the thesis as an example of an ideal thesis for other history majors. Roberts also helped Spinney redesign several of his courses.

“She may have been the best history student I have had,” Spinney said

In 2018, Roberts taught United States History II at Patrick Henry College during the spring semester of 2018 while Dr. Spinney took a sabbatical.

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