Evelyn Pugh Outstanding Undergraduate Woman Award History and Art History

Presented to an outstanding junior or senior woman history major who has completed a minimum of 15 hours in history at George Mason.

2021 Awardees

Mariko Nojima-Schmunk

Mariko Nojima-Schmunk


Mariko Nojima-Schmunk is an undergraduate student in her junior year, pursuing a bachelor of arts in history with a concentration in global history at George Mason University. She graduated from Lake Braddock Secondary School in 2019, where she was fortunate to have found her passion for the subject, taking classes which helped shape her understanding of the past. Yet, it was not until Professor Bristol’s and Professor Karush’s courses on Latin American history and Professor Platt’s course on modern Japan did she realize her deep interest in the colonial era and global history. As she approaches her third year at Mason, Mariko hopes to take full advantage of the master of education in secondary education program to teach the next generation of young scholars in the near future.

2020 Awardees

Lillian Poole

2019 Awardees

Hannah Franks

2018 Awardees

Elyse Hoffman

2017 Awardees

Lauren Ammerman

2016 Awardees

Mischa Wolfinger

2015 Awardees

Kari Mercer

2014 Awardees

Casey Marion

2013 Awardees

Danielle Abood

2012 Awardees

Elizabeth Emden

2011 Awardees

Alexandra Bowers

2010 Awardees

Nadia Skolnitsky

2009 Awardees

Penny Waite

2008 Awardees

Megan Fowler

2007 Awardees

Patricia Shomo

2005 Awardees

Nina Strahl