Dr. Maggie Morehouse was presented with the University of South Carolina Aiken's Pickens-Salley Southern Woman of Distinction Award during the Pickens-Salley Symposium on Southern Women on Tuesday.
The award recognizes a local woman who has made a positive impact on the community and serves as a role model for others.
Morehouse, who teaches history at USC Aiken, was recognized for her passion for history and sharing her knowledge with others, according to a school news release from the school.
She earned her Ph.D. in African American Studies from the University of California at Berkeley in 2001. She currently holds the June Rainsford Henderson Endowed Chair in Southern History at USC Aiken and was one of 17 Rising Star Professors in the University System last year.