Friday, February 25, 2005
Louise Johnson, Morgan Peoples scholarships awarded
Louisiana Tech’s history department recently awarded two first-time scholarships to two graduate students.
Jacynda L. Ammons of Amity, Ark., received the Louise B. Johnson Graduate Scholarship in History. The award will provide support for Ammons’ thesis project: “From Voter Registration to Political Representation: The ‘Long Civil Rights Movement’ in Ruston, Louisiana, 1940s-1970s.”
The scholarship was established by Tech alumna and former state legislator Louise B. Johnson, prior to her death in 2002.
The Morgan D. Peoples Graduate Scholarship in History was awarded to Phillip Allison of Springhill, helping aid his thesis project: “More than Words: Human Rights and the Council of Europe, 1949-1960.”
His scholarship was established by Kenneth and John Peoples in memory of their father, the late Morgan D. Peoples. Peoples was a faculty member in Tech’s history department from 1965 until his retirement in 1985.