Published on May 8, 2009  

Erin Stewart (History '07) won first place in the "Best Paper" competition at the 2009 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Phi Alpha Theta for her paper, "Cleaning Up Washington: Canals, Cholera, and Temperance in Washington, D.C." 

Currently, Erin is a second-year Ph.D. candidate at Georgetown University and the recipient of its first Environmental History Graduate Fellowship. Erin was one of the first recipients of a Samford Undergraduate Research Award, studying the Alabama death penalty with Dr. Jonathan Bass.