Davis, Ulbrich, Raina Receive CENFAD Graduate Prizes

Rich Grippaldi
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History

This past spring, the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy again awarded endowed prizes for the support of dissertation research to three deserving doctoral students.

Ginger Davis (ABD) received the Wachman Award. Marvin Wachman, a professor emeritus in the History Department, a past president of Temple University, and the current chancellor emeritus of the University established the Wachman Award. The Wachman Award is given annually to an outstanding graduate student in American diplomatic history who is likely to make significant contributions to American higher education. Davis’ dissertation is titled “Yellowing Minds: The U. S., Vietnam, and Racial Ideologies, 1945 – 1965.”

David J. Ulbrich (ABD) received a grant from the John F. Votaw Endowed Graduate Research Fund in History. Dr. John F. Votaw, Temple alumnus (Ph.D. ’91) and member of CENFAD’s Board of Advisors, established this prize. The Votaw Fund is intended to fund dissertation research congruent with CENFAD’s mission. Ulbrich’s dissertation is titled “Managing Marine Mobilization: Thomas Holcomb and the U. S. Marine Corps, 1936 – 1943.”

Uta Kresse Raina (ABD) received a grant from the Jeffrey K. Bower Endowed Graduate Research Fund in History. The Bower Fund was established by Jeffrey K. Bower, Temple alumnus (CLA ’81) and member of CENFAD’s Board of Advisors. Raina’s dissertation is titled “German Intellectual Imperialism in the Andes: German Anthropologists and Archaeologists in Peru, 1850 – 1920.”

For each award, a committee composed of CENFAD-associated faculty determined the winner.