9 May 2006
Timothy J. Pitts Wins Award
Timothy J. Pitts, a Jacksonville State
University visiting instructor of history, was awarded the Scharnagel Dissertation Fellowship
by the History Department at Auburn University.
Pitts received his undergraduate degree at Berry College and his Master of Arts in history at
Jacksonville State University. His graduate work so impressed Auburn University that he was
awarded an Assistantship to work on his Ph.D. Two years ago he was invited to return to JSU
as a visiting instructor. This award will enable him to devote the time necessary to finish
The award is named after Marguerite Scharnagel, a former student at Auburn, and is supported
by a bequest from her estate.
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