Published on February 20, 2012  

History major Faye Doss was honored with the first Alabama Bench and Bar Historical Society (ABBHS) Scholarship Jan. 19.

The Alabama Bench and Bar Historical Society Fellowship is intended to support a junior or senior in the Department of History at Samford University who has demonstrated a high level of academic achievement and who plans on attending law school after graduation.

"Faye is a splendid model of how a major in History provides the ideal preparation for a law school," said History Department chair Jonathan Bass. He said that as a sophomore Doss researched and wrote about Earle Dennison, the first white woman to die in Alabama's electric chair in 1953.

Doss, who plans to practice law to improve the lives of children, women and the elderly, agreed that her major was good preparation. "Being a history major has not only taught me the thinking, research, and writing skills that will take me far in law school, but it has also exposed me to much of the real world through studying human behavioral and cultural interaction."