Terrell Orr (MA History 2016) has won the 2016 Gov. LeRoy Collins Award from the Florida Historical Society for his MA Thesis titled “Conflict and Modernity in New South Florida’s Phosphate Mines, 1900-1930.” You can read the abstract for Orr’s thesis here.
Named in honor of the late Gov. LeRoy Collins, a distinguished Floridian connected with one of the state’s pioneer families, who promoted significant improvements in public education at all levels. This award recognizes the most outstanding essay or research paper on Florida history produced by a postgraduate student in a master’s or doctoral program at a college or university in the United States.