Student of the Month

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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.

Elton Truss

December 2018/January 2019

Elton Randall Blas Truss graduated from Hardin-Jefferson High School in 2014 and, after graduating from Lamar Institute of Technology, crossed the street to pursue his history degree at LU. He has been the student assistant in the history department since March 2018.


November 2018: William Farrell Gray
October 2018: Lauren Harrell
September 2018: Brintney Reynolds Van Houten


May 2018: Hope Flores
April 2018: David W. Greer

March 2018: Caitlin Davis
February 2018: Michaela McNeil*
Dec. 2017/Jan.2018: Brandi Fuller
November 2017: Alex Nispel

October 2017: Lia Arce

September 2017: Billy Ray Whitaker

*denotes History Department Student of the Year award winner. 

Student of the Month Archive, 2013-2017