Osher Lifelong Learning Award (OLLI) History and Art History

Presented to outstanding history majors.

2024 Awardees

Sinead Monaghan

Sinead Monaghan

Sinead Monaghan is a senior History major with a concentration in public history graduating in the Fall of 2024. She loves learning about every type of history, but particularly loves learning about historical borders and maps. She lives in Rhode Island and is the co-founder and President of Students for a United Ireland, and is also a member of many clubs on campus including Chess Club and Students for Justice in Palestine. In her free time, she likes playing video games and learning about flags and other countries. She wants to eventually go into the museum field to make history both widely accessible and exciting. She loves learning from others and hopes to be able to use what she’s learned during her time at Mason to teach others, too.

Colin James Wilson

Colin James Wilson

Colin Wilson is a senior at George Mason University studying History, with a minor in French. Colin is from a small steel town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which significantly influenced his interest in U.S. labor history. His primary focus is American History from 1865-1917. Colin recently completed an Honors Thesis related to socialism and masculinity in the American West during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. After graduation, Colin will continue his education and plans to earn a PhD in History. His ultimate career goal is to continue to research and contribute to the field by becoming a history professor, specializing in American History.