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BC prof awarded fellowship to write book

An assistant professor of history at Bridgewater College has become the college’s first faculty member to be awarded a Residential Fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

Kara Dixon Vuic received the fellowship to support the writing of her next book, which will chronicle the history of women who performed recreation work for the military in organizations such as the Red Cross, YMCA and USO. The fellowship provides offices in Charlottesville and support from the University of Virginia.

“I’m honored by the award and excited about the opportunity to devote a year to writing,” Vuic said. “This will provide me with a perfect chance to get my manuscript ready for submission and to network with other fellows in an intellectually stimulating environment.”

In addition to writing, Vuic – a resident of Staunton – will give talks at the foundation as well as appear on the Virginia Public Radio program, “With Good Reason.”

Vuic is also the author of the acclaimed book, Officer, Nurse, Woman: The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War.

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