At Chapman Center’s Anniversary Open House on February 24, we awarded the first Broughton Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Regional Kansas History. The winners were a team of history majors, Jake Flynn, senior, and Adam Rosendahl,sophomore, for their thorough and contributory project titled, “Lasting Relationships out of Unwarranted Fear: the POW Camp in Wabaunsee, Kansas 1944-1945.”
This project fulfills Mr. Chapman’s dream for Chapman Center: that undergraduates engage meaningfully with the rural population and its fast-disappearing history, so often preserved only in minds and memories. Adam and Jake interviewed one of the only living persons to recall the German prisoners of war — Mr. Roger Schwam of Alma, Kansas. The above photo – Adam is shown standing by the award poster.