Laura Purcell, a first-year master’s student in Communication, was the winner of the Jean Philips Scholarship Award for 2017 for her research involving materials from the Virginia Tech Peacock-Harper Culinary Collection related to World War II cookbooks that attempt to persuade people of the value of rationing. The $2,000 scholarship is for a student whose scholarly pursuits encompass topics related to material in the Peacock-Harper Culinary Collection, such as the history of foods, human nutrition, or food culture.