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HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University Professor of History Samuel C. Hyde has received the Fellows Award from the Gulf South Historical Association.
Hyde, who holds Southeastern's Leon Ford Endowed Chair in Regional Studies and is director of the university's Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies, is only the third individual selected for the prestigious honor in the 31-year history of the GSHA. The award was presented at the organization's annual meeting Oct. 11 in Pensacola.
A resident of Denham Springs, Hyde was honored for his record of publication, film work and for his multiple leadership roles in the GSHA. Most recently, he served as president of the association, which is a consortium of universities, historical organizations and agencies in the Gulf South and Latin America.
Previous recipients of the honor were Michael Thomason of the University of South Alabama and Randall Broxton of Pensacola State College.