WKU History Department - Student Profiles
Winner of the Carlton Jackson Award for American Studies and the James H. Poteet Scholarship
Marti Frank is from Louisville, Kentucky. She coaches a local high school lacrosse team and leads a non-denominational Christian ministry called Young Life. Marti became a History and Social Studies major because of her love for history and passion to learn and appreciate different cultures and make them known to others. Her favorite part about being a History and Social Studies major has been learning more about the world and changing her own opinions on things through information. She also values the privilege of sharing her experiences in conversations in classes. She has enjoyed being mentored by professors and getting to know them and their historical passions. Marti plans on graduating in Fall of 2021 and then teaching high school history and getting her master’s degree. Her favorite quote is from John. F. Kennedy’s 1963 Commencement Address at American University: “What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children--not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women--not merely peace in our time but peace for all time.”
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