Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls, professor of history at UTM, recently received the Legacy Award during a ceremony at the university.
Presented for the second time, the award was established by the Black Student Association (BSA) to celebrate the accomplishments of individuals in the community who have demonstrated dedication to their community and who serve as positive role models to UT Martin students. Recipients can include individuals who work or have worked at UTM who have positively influenced the campus community; black UTM alumni who have succeeded in their life’s work; and members of the surrounding community who are a testament to the fact that hard work, dedication and faith are the true keys to success.
The Legacy Award goes to an individual who is truly a role model for today’s college students as they travel toward their goals and dreams. The first recipient was Harold Conner, retired assistant vice chancellor for student affairs, who was honored in 2002.
Carls joined the UTM faculty as an assistant professor of history in 1992. She previously served as an assistant professor of political science and history at Lambuth University in Jackson.
She received bachelor of arts degrees in German and Polish, a master’s degree in German and doctorate from the Université de
Paris IV-Sorbonne, Paris, France. She serves on the editorial board, “World History Connected: The Journal of Teaching and Learning,” is editorial adviser for the Association for Public Justice/Center for Public Justice, Washington, DC, and from 1981-1998, was eastern European correspondent, Association for Public Justice/Center for Public Justice, Washington.
She has served as conference organizer for the 2001-04 UTM Civil Rights Conferences, 2001, “The Sanitation Strike in Memphis”; 2002, “Baker vs. Carr”; 2003 “Tent City”; and 2004, “Freedom Summer,” among others.
A resident of Jackson, Carls has to her credit numerous publications, book reviews and professional papers, as well as other awards and recognitions.