Elle Harvell of Whitehouse, a history graduate student at The University of Texas at Tyler, was recognized at a professional conference for her outstanding research, Dr. Donna Dickerson, interim provost for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies, announced.
Harvell received “Best Graduate Paper” honors at the Texas A&M History Graduate Conference, which was sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta and the Texas A&M History Graduate Student Association.
In her award-winning paper, Between Fires: Pro-Southern Cooperationists in Saline County, Missouri, During the Civil War, Harvell explored the struggles encountered by Confederate sympathizing citizens in central Missouri in the face of overt Union control. The work is based on a chapter of her thesis.
She will graduate in December and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in history at the University of Missouri, continuing her research on irregular warfare during the Civil War.