John Legg is a fourth year undergraduate student at MGA, majoring in History. John is interested in pursing a career in Public History, and eventually obtaining both his MA and PhD in American history, focusing on Native American violence and reconciliation in the nineteenth century. In Spring 2016, John was awarded second place at the Undergraduate Showcase and achieved Silver Level Distinction through the Quality Enhancement Place with his research on the public memory and commemoration of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. John has also been working on a photo book from a recent "College on the Move" trip with Dr. Niels Eichhorn. This book is labeled "Images of the Historic Southeast: The Carolinas," and explores the realms of Revolutionary War battlefields, plantation homes, and coastal cities, and fortifications. Overall, his research and writing experience has been very rewarding. He hopes to continue this research, along with other inspiring topics, for the rest of his time at MGA and into graduate school.
Sherrie' Raleigh is a Senior level History Major at MGA. She was recently accepted to the University of Georgia's Masters of Science in Historic Preservation program, for Fall 2017. Sherrie' enjoys a variety of historical eras and subjects, including railroading history, Civil War history, military history, and world history. She hopes to pursue a career in historic preservation after graduate school; either in a museum setting, state park system, or the NPS. Sherrie' was awarded a Silver Level Distinction through the Quality Enhancement Place program at MGA in Spring 2016, for her research on how history is presented, interpreted and preserved at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, North Carolina. In her spare time, she volunteers at a local museum and local cemetery for special events, and helps with living history programs at both venues.
Micheal Williams is a Junior level History Major here at MGA. Micheal is interested in all areas of history, but is specifically fascinated with Native American and Early American history. Micheal has experience presenting at undergraduate conferences and looks forward to discovering new ways to explore and share history.