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Recent MacMurray grad has research published

October 6, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, IL – Anna Dickhut, a 2011 MacMurray alum, had an article published in the most recent edition of Illinois Heritage. Her article is titled “Shadow of the Land: The Influence and Legacy of Thomas Bailey, Founder of Camp Point, Illinois.”

 Dickhut is a Camp Point native who began work on this article as part of a research paper at MacMurray in an Illinois history course in 2009. “Illinois Heritage” is a publication of the Illinois State Historical Society. Dickhut’s article can be found in the Sept.-Oct. 2011 issue.

 “I'm very proud of Anna for conducting such fine archival research and pursuing her ideas for two years,” said Kelly Lankford, MacMurray associate professor of history. “She started with the idea of working on the founder of her hometown as part of an assignment for a summer course on the history of Illinois, and it progressed from there.”

 Dickhut graduated magna cum laude from MacMurray College with a bachelor’s in elementary education and minors in Spanish and history and an endorsement in Middle School History. She is currently substitute teaching for area school districts.

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