UNC Scholar Earns One of 15 National Awards

Owen Volzke

Owen Volzke was one of 15 graduating seniors from around the country to receive the national award.

University of Northern Colorado senior Owen Volzke was honored this month as one of 15 winners of the 2013 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award.

Selected from candidates across the country, Volzke was recognized as an outstanding graduating college senior who demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American History or American Studies.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute brought the awardees to New York City from June 7-10 for a series of special presentations in their honor, including meetings with eminent scholars, exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of historic archives, and an awards dinner.

Museum and archive visits included stops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Gilder Lehrman Collection, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, with talks and discussions led by Kenneth T. Jackson, Khalil Gibran Muhammad and Adrienne Petty.

Read more about Volzke at: www.unco.edu/news/releases.aspx?id=5282

For more information about the award, visit www.gilderlehrman.org/historyscholaraward