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.


Nominate someone for Student of the Month. Self-nominations are welcome.

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December 2022/January 2023

Jessie Nava

Jessie Nava graduated from Silsbee High School in 2014 and went on to earn an Associates of Applied Science in Surgical Technology from Lamar State College-Port Arthur in 2017. She has worked in surgery for the last six years, specializing in cardiovascular and obstetric surgery. Her work in health care has inspired a love for the history of medicine and science. Jessie's first research paper for her history major examines the history of obstetric care in rural Southeast Texas.

Recent Student of the Month recipients


May 2021: Carter Beck
April 2021: Sarah Svelha
March 2021: Hallie Harmon
February 2021: Josh Swearingen
Dec. 2020/Jan. 2021: Reece Kemp
November 2020: Rainey Knox*
October 2020: Donovan Adams
September 2020: Tish Hubert



May 2022: Jeri Wolfe
April 2022: Blayne Garza
March 2022: Lindsey Chirafis
February 2022: Karen Pham
Dec. 2021/Jan. 2022: Alexander J. Johnson
November 2021: Cheyenne Singler
October 2021: Canyon Cassidy
September 2021: C.J. Delgado



May 2023:
April 2023:
March 2023:
February 2023:
Dec. 2022/Jan. 2023: Jessie Nava
November 2022: Matthew Mondelli
October 2022: Meagan Brugman
September 2022: Braden Fitzgerald