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History BA Alumni (under construction!)

Michelle (Margolis) Chesner, ’06 B.A. History (past president of the History Student Council), received an MLIS from Long Island University, and an MA in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at NYU in 2008, worked as a Judaica Reference Librarian from 2008-2010 at the University of Pennsylvania, and then started in 2010 as Norman E. Alexander Librarian for Jewish Studies at Columbia University where she is responsible for the general collections as well as for a significant Hebrew rare book and manuscript collection.  She writes it all started with Dr. Grubb’s 497 Capstone Course, as he encouraged her to work on Hebrew incunabula!

Robert Bennett, ’12 B.A. History, is Executive Director of the William Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site, near West Chester, PA.  Credits his paper in Prof. Kars’ 201 class for getting him the job!

Send your news to Professor Kars at kars@umbc.edu