Alexis Smith was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Social Science/History Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.
Smith is a graduating senior majoring in social science/history. She is a Golden Apple Scholar and plans to teach in Chicago after graduation.
At North Central, Smith participated in the College Scholars Honors Program, studied abroad in Greece, was active with the Student Governing Association (SGA) and the History Book Club. She presented research at the College's Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research and the 2011 National Conference for Undergraduate Research at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. She interned for Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science at North Central College and author of the books, "Inequality in America: Race, Poverty and Fulfilling Democracy's Promise" and "Teachers Matter: The Trouble with Leaving Political Education to the Coaches."
May 2014 update: Smith continues her Ph.D. work in American history and Native American history at Indiana University.