Professor given historian award

From Local Sources

OAKLAND CITY — The Indiana Historical Society has named Randy K. Mills of Oakland City the recipient of the 2018 Dorothy Riker Hoosier Historian Award.

Randy Mills

The award is named for Dorothy Riker, who enjoyed a 50-year career at IHS, and recognizes historians who have made distinguished contributions to the field of historical scholarship, including presentation and preservation.

Mills is a professor in the Education Leadership Program at Oakland City University. He is also the author of more than 50 articles in academic history journals, magazines and publications, such as Indiana Magazine of History, Ohio Valley History and Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History.

Mills will be recognized at IHS’s annual Founders Day dinner on Monday, Nov. 5, at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in downtown Indianapolis.

Mills has spoken about various history topics at schools in Dubois County and also has family who lives in the county.

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