Student of the Month

Each month during the academic year (September-May), the history department honors one undergraduate history major or minor as the Student of the Month. All previous winners are eligible for the department's Student of the Year award. Since the 2015-2016 academic year, the Student of the Year winner has received the Dr. Paul E. Isaac History Award, a cash prize made possible through the generosity of Mrs. Nancy C. Isaac. Dr. Isaac spent most of his career as a history professor at LU.

Rainey Knox

November 2020

A homeschooled student, Rainey Knox's interest in history focuses on historic residences. She has visited Monticello, the Palace of Versailles, and many other noteworthy sites. Rainey held a summer internship at the McFaddin-Ward House in Beaumont, where she curated the museum's first digital exhibition, showcasing objects from the Arts and Crafts movement. In 2018, she became the youngest person to have received a docent certification with the historic home. She enjoys working in reserve collections that focus on everyday objects, such as tools or furniture. Her professional goal is to work in a museum.


October 2020: Donovan Adams
September 2020: Tish Hubert

Student of the Month Archive, 2013-2020