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Jeanette Adame Winner 2019 CSU, Chico Outstanding Thesis Award

Jeanette Adame

Master of Arts in History graduate Jeanette Adame was one of two winners of the 2019 CSU, Chico Outstanding Thesis Award.

Master of Arts in History graduate Jeanette Adame was one of two winners of the 2019 CSU, Chico Outstanding Thesis Award. Her thesis, titled "Citing Divine and Human Laws: Women of African Descent and the New Orleans Cabildo, 1769-1800," looks at the social and cultural formation of early New Orleans and how enslaved and free women of African descent used Spanish law to improve their socio-economic position.

Adame also presented this research at the 32nd Annual CSU Student Research Competition in 2018, placing first in her session at the prestigious statewide competition. In addition, her thesis has been nominated for the 2019-2020 Western Association of Graduate Schools' Distinguished Thesis Award, winners of which will be chosen at the end of November 2019. 

Adame now serves as Counseling Division Office Coordinator at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa where she oversees operations and supports students' academic and personal success.