Jackson Wins Barlow Book Prize

Student recognized for excellent American Revolution scholarship

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — The Department of History and Political Science at Huntington University has announced that Colin Jackson is the winner of the spring 2024 Jack P. Barlow, Sr., History Book Prize. Jackson is from Huntington, Indiana, and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in history education with a minor in political science. He intends to graduate in April 2025 and pursue a career in teaching social studies at the middle or high school level.

The award is given to an outstanding student in the department’s upper-level courses. Jackson’s award-winning performance in the course The American Revolution was recognized by instructor Dr. Jeffrey Webb, professor of history at Huntington University.

“Colin worked to prepare himself for class activities and debates, and routinely made meaningful contributions to discussions,” said Webb. “He distinguished himself in his writing, particularly a deep and engaging essay that examined the sources of revolutionary ideas in the years leading up to the War of Independence.”

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 cash award. It is funded 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.