Covenant Student Receives Pajari Award

Kellen Robinson

The Pajari Award for best original undergraduate research in political science was presented to Covenant College student Kellan Robinson ’18 at the Georgia Political Science Association 2017 Annual Meeting. Robinson was selected alongside four other Georgia students to present her research, and she is the first Covenant College student to be awarded the privilege.


Dr. Cale Horne, associate professor of political science, worked with Robinson to guide her through the application process and prepare her for the presentation. “It's an honor simply to be named to the Pajari panel, so to win the award is really something,” says Dr. Horne.


Robinson’s winning essay is entitled “The War of Sands: A Case Study in Territorial Diversionary," and focuses on a 1963 border conflict between Algeria and Morocco. She hopes to use this research to her advantage by working in North Africa after her graduation, but not before earning her PhD.


Raeanne Curtis, Gabby Powell, and Chase Walker

Raeanne Curtis '17, Gabby Powell '17 & Chase Waller '18 describe a project they participated in for a class on the Civil War era taught by Dr. Alicia Jackson.

Isaac Van Puffelen

"I enjoy Dr. Green’s Intro to History class because he presents history differently than my high school teachers did. During the first few classes we discussed what history is. Some people believe that history is what happened in the past or just a compilation of facts; but we defined history as the act of selecting, analyzing, and writing about the past. Dr. Green made me want to stay a history major."
 - Isaac Van Puffelen '18