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Brandon Sanchez '18 and Professor Barbara Molony

Brandon Sanchez '18 and Professor Barbara Molony

History Senior Earns Several Honors

Brandon Sanchez '18 (History and Psychology double major) received the Nobili Medal, awarded by the University for outstanding academic performance, personal character, school activities, and constructive contribution.

Brandon walked away with two top History honors. He won the Mehl Prize for the best senior thesis with “‘Machine Minds and Machine Hearts’: Authoritarianism and Conformity in the Public Imagination, 1930s-present.” His paper “‘Donald the Dove, Hillary the Hawk’: Gender in the 2016 Election,” won the McPhee Prize for most outstanding paper in a senior seminar.  Brandon also earned History honors for maintaining a high GPA and completing a thesis.

Next year Brandon will be working as the Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J., Postgraduate Media Fellow, an honor created to support the next generation of writers for the Catholic media and other forms of professional journalism. This prestigious fellowship is awarded to only three recent graduates across all U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities.

Brandon Sanchez '18 and Professor Barbara Molony