Dr. Thomas P. Anderson Memorial Prize in History
Dr. Thomas P. Anderson was a professor in Eastern’s History Department from 1969 until his retirement in 1994, and served for many years as a chair of the department. He was also a distinguished scholar and expert in Latin American history. Named a Connecticut State University (CSU) Professor in 1990, he received professor emeritus status following his retirement. The Memorial Prize was established in his honor by his family members.
The History department awards the Dr. Thomas P. Anderson Memorial Prize in History to a graduating senior history major who has exhibited exceptional scholarly achievement in this field during his or her undergraduate years.
The first student to receive the History Department Dr. Thomas P. Anderson Memorial Prize in History was Sara Dean: