It's nice to receive awards. It's also nice to get a book published. Getting both done around the same time is especially nice, and possibly conducive to getting a big head. While he has not gotten the latter, thankfully, the department's own Dr. John Kvach recently accomplished the former two.
De Bow's Review: The Antebellum Vision of a New South was published by The University Press of Kentucky. The book, which is based on Dr. Kvach's dissertation, looks at the magazine of J.D.B De Bow, a nineteenth century southerner who was influential in helping form the idea of the "New South" even before the beginning of the Civil War. More information about his book can be found here: http://www.uah.edu/news/people/7091-uah-professor-s-book-gives-historic-precedent-for-importance-of-compromise#.UwyzB-NdXkt
Earlier this month, he was awarded the Historic Preservation Award and the Historic Preservation Medal by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. More information about his thoughts on the awards and his work in earning them can be found here: http://www.uah.edu/news/people/7233-uah-history-professor-earns-prestigious-dar-award-and-medal#.Uwyx0-NdXkt
We are very pleased for our colleague's success. Congratulations Dr. Kvach!