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Jessica Gillespie – CHASS Thesis Award

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The College of Humanities and Social Sciences selected Jessica Gillespie’s “Loved to stayed on like it once was’: Southern Appalachian People’s Responses to Socio-Economic Change–the New Deal, the War on Poverty, and the Rise of Tourism,” written under the direction of Professor Craig Friend, for the 2010 CHASS Thesis Award.

Jessica graduated with her M.A. in History in 2010. In 2011 she won the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Master’s Thesis Award in Humanities and Fine Arts.

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