Graduate Research Recognized

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

One way the University of West Georgia celebrates its graduate students is by recognizing their achievements. David Champa, a West Georgia alumnus and a non-traditional student, received the Albert S. Hanser Graduate Paper award from the Department of History this spring.

Champa's paper, “The Unique Holocaust in Italy: Why was it Different?” was written as an independent study project for Dr. Jonathan Goldstein, professor of history.

Champa’s research included fieldwork in Italy where he contacted historians and studied archival records. Champa also studied and learned the Italian language and interviewed stateside historians as well.

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