Miller 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.

Miller is from Edgerton, Indiana, and graduated from Woodlan High School. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in history, political science and international and development studies. After graduation, he plans to pursue a Master of Arts degree in history. Miller was recognized by Dr. Jeffrey Webb, professor of American history at Huntington University, for his performance in the course American Environmental History.

“Karson made substantial contributions to our seminar discussions, reflecting a deep engagement with the subject matter and related issues,” said Webb. “His research project on New Deal-era conservation and infrastructure far exceeded standards for undergraduate scholarship.”

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.