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Recent History Graduate Wins
Distinguished Master's Thesis Competition

 MAILED:  Dec. 20, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — Ms. Ruth Wachter-Nelson, Vesper, was recently awarded first place in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Distinguished Master's Thesis Competition for her thesis titled "Visions of Wilderness in the Works of Roderick Nash and William Cronon: 1965-2001.

Each year, faculty members at UW-Eau Claire are invited to nominate exceptional quality theses, with judging provided by a Graduate Council faculty committee. Professor of history Robert Gough, Wachter-Nelson's thesis adviser, submitted her paper to the competition.

Wachter-Nelson, who received a master's degree in history in August 2004, will receive a $200 cash prize and also have her thesis submitted to the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools thesis competition for next spring.

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Updated: December 20, 2004