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The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Scholars Program

Vickoren, DanielDaniel Vickoren

 

Major: History

Research Title: That’s the Place for Me: African American Homesteaders in the Inland Northwest

Mentor: Dr. Robert Bauman

Status: MA in History at Washington State University (2014)

 

Research interests
Daniel Vickoren is currently working on “‘Just a Luck Thing:’ African American Homesteaders in the Inland Northwest’ and will be presenting at the Washington State University McNair Research Conference and for the Idaho State Historical Society at their Idaho State Archaeological and Historic Preservation Month of Events. He is also interested in the intersection of race, politics, and religion during the formative years of the Early Republic (1776-1820s). Another interest is the roles of religion in the anti-immigrant nativist movements of the 19th century. He is working under the supervision of Dr. Robert Bauman.

 

Current leadership roles

  • Director of Academic Affairs, Associated Students of Washington State University
  • Committee Chair, Undergraduate Research Journal of History

 

Recent accomplishments

  • Auvil Scholars Research Fellowship, 2011-€”2012
  • President’s List, Washington State University, 2010-2012
  • Ronald E. McNair Scholar, Washington State University, 2011
  • Tau Sigma Honor Society, Washington State University, 2011
  • Student Support Services Junior of the Year, Washington State University, 2011
  • Certificate of Excellence in the Study of First Year Spanish, Washington State Univ.,2011
  • Coca Cola Gold Scholar, 2010
  • Washington State All-Academic Team, 2010
  • WSECU Scholarship, 2010
  • Distinguished Senator Award, Columbia Basin College, 2009-€”2010
  • Dean’€™s List, Columbia Basin College, 2008-€”2010
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Columbia Basin College, 2009
  • Distinguished Senator Award, Columbia Basin College, 2008-2009

 

Recent conference presentations

  • “€˜Just a Luck Thing: African American Homesteaders in the Inland Northwest.” Oral presentation at the McNair Research Symposium, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, July 2012.
  • “Just a Luck Thing: African American Homesteaders in the Inland Northwest.” Oral presentation at the Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Event, Idaho State Historical Society, Boise, ID, May 2012.
  • “€˜Just a Luck Thing: African American Homesteaders in the Inland Northwest.” Poster presentation at the Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities , Washington State University, Pullman, WA, March 2012.
  • “€˜Just a Luck Thing: African American Homesteaders in the Inland Northwest.” Poster presentation at the Academic Showcase, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, March 2012.
  • “A Quarter Century of Fear: The Influence of Vietnam Syndrome on American Foreign Policy, 1975-2000.” Oral presentation at the History Department Symposium of Undergraduate Research, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, April 2011.

 

Recent Publications

  • Vickoren, Daniel. “Which Way?” LandEscapes: The Undergraduate Journal of Literary and Fine Arts. Fall 2011.
  • Vickoren, Daniel. “€˜Just a Luck Thing: African American Homesteaders in the Inland Northwest.” Washington State University McNair Research Journal, in progress.

 

Educational background

  • B.A. History, Washington State University, 2012