Gilman Receives Barlow Prize

The Department of History and Political Science at Huntington University is pleased to announce that Jace Gilman, Rebecca Luckey and Karson Miller have received the fall semester 2023 Jack P. Barlow, Sr., History Book Prizes. The Barlow Prizes are given to outstanding students in the department’s upper-level research- and writing-intensive courses.

Gilman is from Summitville, Indiana, and graduated from Madison-Grant High School. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in history, international and development studies, and political science and is a member of the HU tennis team. After graduation, he plans to attend law school and pursue a career in the legal profession. Gilman was recognized by Dr. Timothy Smith, professor of non-Western history at Huntington University, for his performance in the course America and Vietnam.

“Jace displayed a high level of critical engagement with the subject matter of the course and emerged as a leader in our discussions and debates,” Smith said. “His commitment to his own personal, academic, and professional growth is highly commendable.”

About the Jack P. Barlow, Sr., Book Prize:

The Jack P. Barlow, Sr., Book Prize honors the memory of Professor Barlow, who served for over three decades as professor of American history at Huntington University, and carries a prize of $250 worth of academic books. It is sponsored by the Ron Frank Fund, which rewards academic achievement and student participation at professional academic conferences. The fund was established in 1973 in honor of Ron Frank, a former student at Huntington University.