AHI Undergraduate Fellow Jacob Sheetz-Willard

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that Utah State University has awarded AHI Undergraduate Fellow Jacob Sheetz-Willard a university fellowship for the academic year 2012-13 to pursue graduate studies in the School of Arts and Humanities.  Jacob is the only master’s student from the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences to receive the prestigious Office of Research and Graduate Studies Master’s Fellowship. He will be studying western and environmental history at USU.

“Jacob,” said AHI Academic Advisor Maurice Isserman,” is one of the finest students I’ve taught in 22 years at Hamilton College.”  Jacob won prizes for his writing and served the College’s Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center for several years as a tutor.  In 2012, he was elected to the Epsilon chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.  An avid outdoorsman and sportsman, Jacob also started at linebacker for Hamilton’s football team.

AHI Charter Fellow Robert Paquette called Sheetz-Willard, “not only an outstanding student, but one of the strongest prose stylists I have seen in more than 30 years at Hamilton College.  A few minutes with Jake, and you find a strong sense of obligation and corporate responsibility too often lacking in his peers.  I congratulate his parents.  Well done!”