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Matthew Wasniewski (B.A. '91, M.A. '94) is the Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Ten $1,000 History Alumni Scholarships for the spring 2014 semester have been awarded to Danielle Brookover, Megan Dalton, Hannah Facknitz, Amber Geary, Jamie Gorman, Jacob Hodgson, Joseph Probasco, Julie Sjostrom, Kathleen Solak and Colton Wells. A hearty thank you to the generous alumni and friends who have enabled the department to offer these scholarships.

John Summers, B.A. 1993, published "The Epigone’s Embrace, Part II: C. Wright Mills and the New Left" in the 2009 volume of Left History, a biannual interdisciplinary journal of historical inquiry and debate.  John earned the Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 2006 and, in fall 2009, was Visiting Scholar at the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College.

Matt Fulgham, B.A. 1989 and M.A. 1991, visited campus March 11, 2008, in his role as Assistant Director of Legislative Archives at the National Archives. He spoke during Centennial Week celebrations on "The National Archives - Preserving the Nation's History from Madison's Messages to 9/11 Commission E-mails."

Patrick Creed, B.A. 1993, published an account of the firefighting and rescue operations at the Pentagon following the terrorist attack on 9/11. Patrick wrote: "Training from my JMU professors was invaluable during the course of my research, especially from Dr. Arndt." Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11 was published in May 2008.