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Lawrence University historian Monica Rico has been selected one of the winners of the 4th Annual Fox Cities Future 15 Young Professionals awards.

Rico and her fellow Future 15 honorees, selected from among 102 nominations, will be recognized at an event Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Communication Arts Center on the UW Fox-Valley campus.

The Future 15 awards is part of the Pulse Young Professionals, a program of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership.They recognize young business and community leaders for their efforts in work, civic and charitable causes. Future 15 recipients are chosen based on their dedication, strong sense of vision for the Fox Cities and understanding of the importance of volunteering and giving back.

Rico, associate professor of history, joined the faculty in 2001. Her research focuses on gender and cultural history, especially of the American West. From 2010 to 2013, she served as the college’s Pieper Family Professor of Servant Leadership and director of engaged learning.