Driscoll Award Winners

Phil Unger, professor of history at Reinhardt and currently co-ordinator of the Health Care Administration program, last year inspired the creation of the Driscoll Awards, named in memory of Reinhardt’s former VPAA Bob Driscoll, who sadly died in 2012. These awards are given to students who engage in some way with the local community, either through scholarship or service. Five Driscoll Awards were presented at the Faculty Senate meeting on Tuesday; we’re pleased that two of the honorees, Wyatt Dean and Alex Bryant (first and third from the left in the photo), are history majors. Their papers both dealt with different aspects of nineteenth-century gold mining in north Georgia.

Driscoll Award Winners, Sept. 2014: Wyatt Dean, Brandi Allen, Alex Bryant, Jasmine Simmons, Marlea Martin. Photo: Lauren Thomas.

Brandi Allen’s paper was on North Georgia Baptist churches, while Jasmine Simmons wrote about how Reinhardt students once raised food for the school on its working farm. Marlea Martin won a service award for her volunteer work at Bethesda community clinic in Holly Springs, where she developed and implemented a patient eligibility process.