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The answer is a. Donald Chipman, UNT Professor Emeritus of
history and noted historian, was inducted into Spain's Orden de Isabel la Católica,
an exclusive society created in 1815 by Ferdinand VII. The decoration ceremony
is Spain's equivalent of a knighting ceremony. Chipman was honored for his research
and books on the role of Spain in Texas history. Dallas' honorary consul of
Spain decorated him with a heavy pendant of pure gold in June 2003.
In 1992, Chipman won the Presidio La Bahía Award (First Prize)
from the Sons of the Republic of Texas for his book, Spanish Texas, 1519-1821,
and in 1994, he became a Lifetime Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association.
These are just three of Chipman's professional honors.
Chipman taught at UNT from 1964 until his retirement
Chipman taught at UNT from 1964 until his retirement in 1998.