On a beautiful April afternoon, CWI’s Peter Carmichael and Jill Ogline Titus led a pre-internship workshop for the 22 students who will intern up and down the East Coast this summer under the auspices of the Brian C. Pohanka Internship Program. Interns joined Carmichael and Titus along Seminary Ridge near the Virginia Monument for a “sample” interpretive program on Pickett’s Charge and an informal conversation about interpretive techniques. The workshop wrapped up with dinner in Specialty Dining, where the veteran Pohanka interns in the group shared their experiences and advice with the first-timers. In just a few short weeks, these students will be giving their own programs in interpretive settings ranging from Georgia to Massachusetts. Follow their summer adventures on CWI’s blog, The Gettysburg Compiler!
ON THE FRONT LINES OF HISTORY
Four members of the Class of 2015 who have been involved with the Civil War Institute received special honors during Commencement Weekend. Bryan Caswell, a CWI Fellow and former Brian C. Pohanka Intern, received the Jeffrey Pierce Memorial Award, given to a male senior who has reached the highest level of achievement in the field of history, the Anthony di Palma Memorial Award, awarded to the junior having the highest marks in history, and the Earl Kresge Stock Writing Prize in the Humanities. CWI Fellow Sarah Johnson was awarded the Henry W.A. Hanson Award, given to a senior who plans to enter graduate school in preparation for college teaching. Former Pohanka intern Jordan Cinderich received the John M. Colestock Student Leadership Award, given to the male senior whose optimism, enthusiasm, and strength of character have provided exceptional leadership in student affairs. Stephany Harrington, also a former Pohanka intern, received the Lena S. Fortenbaugh Memorial Prize in German Studies, awarded to a senior with outstanding achievement in the study of German language and culture. Best wishes to all members of the Class of 2015, as they venture out to “do great work” in the world beyond Gettysburg College.