William I. Shorrock Awards

The William I. Shorrock Award is a testament to the Shorrock family’s long, deep connection with the Department of History. Professor William Shorrock came to CSU in 1969 and retired in 2005 after a distinguished career as a professor and administrator. As an administrator, Bill Shorrock never abandoned his love for students and the classroom. He joined the staff of the Provost’s […]

Thomas F. Campbell Award

Professor Tom Campbell was a returning adult student who started at CSU in the 1960s and went on to become a faculty member in the History Department and College of Urban Affairs, which he helped to found. He retired in 1993. In many ways, his name was synonymous with Cleveland, the city he loved and whose history he wrote with […]

History Department 2023 Awards Preview

On April 21 the History Department will gather for our annual awards program. This year is particularly exciting, since it is our first in person gathering since 2019. Please enjoy this sneak preview of our 2023 awardees! Thomas F. Campbell Scholarship Tyler Higgins Frank Kallmeyer Declan Malloy Susan Mueller Jeanette Eckman Tuve Scholarship Hannah Donaldson Leon Soulé Scholarship Bali White William […]

Professor Leon Soulé Award Winner – 2022

Prof. Leon Soulé taught in the History Department for many years, starting in the 1960s and retiring in the late eighties. He was known as an outstanding teacher and scholar. Indeed, as a teacher he was inspiring, and a number of his students were motivated by his teaching to get their Ph.D. and become professors themselves.   These scholarships commemorate Prof. Soulé and his contributions […]

History and Hikes: The 19th Amendment Centennial and Music in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

COVID-19 has changed the way we interact with the world around us. As an interpretive Park Ranger at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, my summer plans shifted completely. Guided hikes, fishing programs, and biking programs have been halted for the safety of everyone. However, much of the phenomena in the Cuyahoga Valley is comfortingly the same. The roar of the […]