The English-Stonehouse Fellowship has been made possible by the generosity of Cory English, of Alexandria, Virginia. It also honors the memory of his wife, Katchen Stonehouse.
Cory is the retired CEO of SST Planners, a specialized laboratory consulting and design firm that has built over a million square feet of high quality scientific research space in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Cory’s firm designed the first two phases of the Integrated Science Center on the William and Mary campus. He developed an admiration for the dedication that William and Mary faculty had to their students and he created this program to support their collaborative research.
“We are, of course, grateful for the generosity of our many loyal alumni,” writes Joel Schwartz, director of the Charles Center. “But the fact that Cory had no specific tie to the College but created this program after objectively seeing our faculty in action is particularly flattering. Cory has a deep knowledge of scientific research and science education in the United States and he has singled out the College of William and Mary to honor with this program.”
The award provides a stipend of $5,000 per year, for two years, for the English-Stonehouse Faculty Fellow; $3,000 per year, for two years, for each of two English-Stonehouse Student Fellows, and $1,000 per year for the team's research-related expenses. Faculty from the following disciplines are eligible to be considered for this award: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, and biological fields in Kinesiology and Psychology.