A hearty congratulations to our awesome seniors!

Stephanie Leitzel of Romeo, Michigan, is majoring in history and will receive her Bachelor of Arts in May 2015. Her interests include medieval and early modern studies, German and Celtic studies. Leitzel will teach a first-year honors course examining barbaric kingdoms in the winter term. Her research interests focus on the development of ethnic identities in medieval Ireland. Leitzel is a 2014 recipient of the Beinecke Scholarship for undergraduate study and is nominated for the Mitchell Scholarship.

James Nadel of Pelham, New York, is a History major with a minor in museum studies. He will receive his Bachelor of Arts in May 2015. Nadel's academic work focuses on cultural diversity and cultural tolerance.  He has studied the legacy of convivencia in contemporary Spain. Nadel is interested in drawing the public into history and, with experience in educational theater, began to do so while working at The Cloisters in New York City. He currently serves as the managing editor of the Michigan Journal of History. He is nominated for the Marshall Scholarship.