Graduates of the UNCW Public History Program are an active group. Employed in institutions both large and small and every size in between, they demonstrate a commitment to the best practices and the growth of the field.
Mona Vance, Archivist, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, Columbus, Mississippi
“Being a part of the UNCW Public History Program prepared me for my profession not only by sharpening my analytical skills, but also by teaching me how to collect, preserve, process, and manage historical materials.
The UNCW Public History Program introduced me to archiving, curating, oral histories, and much more that have been invaluable in my profession. The program included not only in class training, but also on site field trips to various historical museums and organizations.
It was while at UNCW that I truly realized that being a public historian is exactly what I love doing.”
Sharah Shah, Library Technician, Library of Congress
“I enjoy the flexible approach to examining and disseminatinghistorical information. Having worked in several libraries, a museum, and as a consultant for UNC-Chapel Hill and the New Hanover County Health Department, I would not have been able to perform the tasks required by those positions (archiving, acquisitions, historical research, collections management, etc.) were it not for the education I received at UNCW. The education and training I received at UNCW afforded me career opportunities in Wilmington which bolstered my resume, and from there, I landed a position in the Copyright Office.”