Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award Recipients
This award was established in 1991 in tribute to Nancy Lyman Roelker (1915–93), to honor her career and concern for students. It honors teachers of history who taught, guided, and inspired their students in a way that changed their lives. Mentoring is as important to the discipline of history as fine scholarship and good teaching. The ideal mentor is forthright, supportive, and constructively critical, committed to the student as a person, regardless of age or career goals.
2014 Roelker Award
Leonard N. Rosenband, Utah State Univ.
With a deep commitment to history and to the life of the mind, Rosenband has taught, advised, and mentored generations of Utah State students. For the thousands of students he has engaged with his magnetic lectures, his guidance of their research, and his readiness to talk about their studies and their lives, Prof. Rosenband remains a lasting influence.