Published on May 8, 2009  

Erin Stewart (History '07) won first place in the "Best Paper" competition at the 2009 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Phi Alpha Theta for her paper, "Cleaning Up Washington: Canals, Cholera, and Temperance in Washington, D.C." 

Currently, Erin is a second-year Ph.D. candidate at Georgetown University and the recipient of its first Environmental History Graduate Fellowship. Erin was one of the first recipients of a Samford Undergraduate Research Award, studying the Alabama death penalty with Dr. Jonathan Bass.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.