When you give to the History Department, you are supporting students who are becoming thought leaders—critical thinkers who understand what questions might be asked of the past to move forward into a well-considered future. You are also supporting award-winning faculty who foster the growth of these intelligent, prepared, and extremely marketable undergraduate and graduate students.
The History Enrichment Fund
The most general-purpose, flexible fund. This fund supports departmental activities that would not be possible within our operating budget.
Joshua S. Hodge Award Endowment
Joshua Hodge was a PhD student in the History Department who collected and edited The Cas Walker Stories. Hodge passed away while the book was in its final stages of completion. An endowment fund, raised in his honor, supports graduate research. The oral histories that Josh recorded can be found in the Knox County Library’s archives.
Bruce Wheeler Award Endowment
This award is named in honor of a recently retired colleague, Bruce Wheeler. Professor Wheeler is an American historian and a legend as an undergraduate teacher. The award named in his honor recognizes academic excellence in a junior who is participating in the department’s honors program.
*See Where to Send Your Gift below.
Where to Send Your Gift
Gifts to the History Enrichment Fund can be made immediately online. Other gift designations should be sent to:
The Department of History
915 Volunteer Blvd
6th Floor, Dunford Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996
Please make checks payable to: University of Tennessee, being careful to use the memo line on the check to indicate “History Department” and, if you wish, to indicate a specific fund. If you wish to discuss other gift opportunities, please contact Department Head Susan Lawrence at Slawre16@utk.edu.