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History Graduate Student Featured in ETSU Footprints

History Graduate Student Stuart Shelton Featured in ETSU Footprints

 

The Washington County Historical Association: (WCHA) Awards of Merit program annually recognizes individuals, as well as organizations, whose work have significantly contributed to our understanding of community history as it occurred throughout Washington County’s historical boundaries, including work on Sullivan, Greene, Johnson, Unicoi and Carter counties.

 

History Graduate Student Featured in ETSU Footprints

History Graduate Student Stuart Shelton Featured in ETSU Footprints

 

The Washington County Historical Association: (WCHA) Awards of Merit program annually recognizes individuals, as well as organizations, whose work have significantly contributed to our understanding of community history as it occurred throughout Washington County’s historical boundaries, including work on Sullivan, Greene, Johnson, Unicoi and Carter counties.

 

 

  • Brian Maxson
  • Henry Antkiewicz
  • Janet Smith

History is the study of humans as revealed by the past. The study of history is an indispensable intellectual endeavor for students who desire to understand and appreciate the human condition in all its diversity, as well as the historical process that has shaped their personal lives. The Department of History offers a wide array of courses in the history of Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the United States designed to acquaint students with the complexities of today's multicultural "global village" and to deepen their understanding of the events, opinions, ideas, and facts they will need to make informed political, social, and personal judgments throughout their lives.

The study of history provides an appropriate background for almost any career. The history degree is particularly useful in preparation for professional and graduate studies, such as law and religion. The non-professional historian can find a rewarding career in teaching, archival work, museums, journalism, government, administration, and other occupations that call for a strong liberal arts background.

Sharon Chandler 

In Memoriam

Sharon Chandler

            Mrs. Sharon Chandler, executive aide for the Department of History, passed away on September 11, 2018, at the Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee. Sharon was a lifelong resident of Washington County. She was 59 years old. Sharon leaves behind a husband, John Sr., and son, John Jr.

In 1990, Sharon began her career and service to East Tennessee State University. Thriving in multiple positions, always with increased responsibilities, Sharon eventually became the executive aide in the Department of History in 2002. She loyally served the department for sixteen years through several department chairs. Always organized and willing to lend a hand Sharon brought a high level of professionalism and competence to the department. Faculty, staff, and students, could always count of her to give timely advice and assistance. She was a confidant of many in the department because of her discretion and sound judgment.

More than anything Sharon Chandler was our friend and colleague. Her quiet dignity and strong faith were an inspiration to all of us. The Department of History expresses its deepest condolences to her family.

 

Historical Events in November

Henry 8th

November 3, 1534: King Henry VIII became Supreme Head of the Church of England.

 

 Abraham Lincoln

November 6, 1860: Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th U.S. President.

 

king tuts mummy

November 4, 1922: King Tut's tomb was discovered at Luxor, Egypt, by British archaeologist Howard Carter.

 

Berlin Wall

November 9, 1989: The Berlin Wall was opened up after standing for 28 years as a symbol of the Cold War.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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