Brett Whitmore

Brett Whitmore

Brett graduated Magna Cum Laude from Stetson University in the Honors College class of 2018 as Stetson's first graduate in History - Public History after helping design the program. He worked as a student employee in the history administrative office all four years and participated in the organization of Stetson Showcase, a symposium for student research projects. Brett is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, an Honors Society for students and professors of history, and was credited in Dr. Eric Kurlander's Hitler's Monsters for his editing work. He won the Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience Grant, the Evans Johnson Grant, and the Stetson Honors Stipend and used those funds to perpetuate his research on dispelling ivory tower biases with his Senior Thesis project Wreckonomics: An Analysis of the Wrecking Industry of Key West and its Impact on the Development of the Tourist Industry in the State of Florida. He attended and presented research at the National Council of Undergraduate Research, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, the Phi Alpha Theta Conference of New Orleans and became the youngest member of the Oral History Association. He helped found the Stetson Historical Consultancy, worked as the archivist for the Gillespie Museum and a Circulation Supervisor for the Dupont-Ball Library.

"My favorite thing about Stetson is how personal it is. I was super involved as a student because my professors were constantly inviting me to events and encouraging me to apply for funds and conferences. It's impossible to get from one place on campus to another without running into a friend. This is a place where every door to your future is opened for you, and all you need to do is walk through. Working in here Admissions lets me hold open that first door."