Alana Shuma of Aurora was awarded the James Henry Breasted 1890 Outstanding Major in History Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.
A senior, Alana is majoring in history with a minor in art history at North Central College. She is a graduate of Warren T. White High School.
A College Scholar, Alana presented her honors thesis, titled “Politics, Parlors and Mary Lincoln: The Role of the Politician’s Wife in Nineteenth Century America,” at North Central’s Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research. She also presented research titled “Petticoats, Parlors and Politics: How Mary Todd Lincoln Intertwined Domestic Duties and Politics” at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
Alana is a member of the history honor society Phi Alpha Theta. Her name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List.