Awards and Scholarships

... for Students and Faculty

Many awards are granted by Alpha Chapter each year to students and faculty:

Ann Callahan Chappell Award
Award to the most outstanding PBK initiate in the fall (listed by graduating class)

     2000  Susan Bacon
     2001  K. Elizabeth Colyer
     2002  Hanley Chiang
     2003  Vijay Dondeti
     2004  Claire Wimbush
     2005  Steven M. Lewis
     2006  Laura Elizabeth Smith
     2007  Lauren Nicole Merrill
     2008  Lindsay Gail Gibson
     2009  Kiara Allman
     2010  Irene Morrison-Moncure
     2011  Adam Lerner
     2012  Kiara Savage
     2013  Ashleigh Kemp Ramos
     2014  Alison Roberts
     2015  Isaac Gregory Alty

Lifelong Learner Award
To a community member or organization that demonstrates commitment to the pursuit of knowledge

     2014  The Christopher Wren Association
     2015  Williamburg Bird Club, and independent scholar and art historian Caroline Williams
     2016  Literacy for Life

  • Virginia Northcott Brinkley Award
    Award for excellence in writing to a spring PBK initiate (listed by graduating class)
    2005: Allison Jack
    2006: Jessica Miller
    2007: Matthew Sherrill
    2008: Kathryn Lee Swanson
    2009: James Curtis Staples
  • Departmental Named Scholarship
    One student award of $2000 to the outstanding senior major in a specific department
    (rotates among departments and is named after an emeritus faculty member known for dedication to teaching)  
  • Ludwell Johnson Scholarships
    Four student awards of $1200 each to PBK or non-PBK students (3.0 GPA minimum)
  • William Lamb Scholarship
    A $2000 student award to a PBK initiate
  • Jane Williams Mahoney Scholarships
    Four student awards of $1675 each (3.0 GPA minimum)
  • Muriel M. Jennings Scholarships
    Eight student awards at $2130 and one at $2,500
  • Faculty Award for the Advancement of Scholarship
    An award to an outstanding younger scholar on the College faculty
  • Made possible by an endowment established by John D. Rockefeller.
    2000  Yana Rodgers, Economics
    2001  Anne Rasmussen, Music
    2002  Carey Bagdassarian, Chemistry
    2003  Lisa Anderson, Economics
    2004  Chuck Bailey, Geology
    2005  Dan Cristol, Biology
    2006  Evgenia Smirni, Computer Science
    2007  Ronald Schechter, History
    2008  Junping Shi, Mathematics
    2009  John Swaddle, Biology

    2010  Graham Ousey, Sociology
    2011  Gregory Smith, Applied Science
    2012  Robert Leventhal, Modern Languages
    2015  Erin Minear, English
    2016  Todd Thrash, Psychology

  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching
    An award to an outstanding teacher on the College faculty (made possible by an endowment established by John D. Rockefeller)
    2000  Tom Heacox, English
    2001  Jack Martin, English
    2002  Paul Heideman, Biology
    2003  Chi-Kwong Li, Mathematics
    2004  Brent Owens, Geology
    2005  Kate Slevin, Sociology
    2006  Phillip Daileader, History
    2007  Greg Hancock, Geology
    2008  Deborah Morse, English
    2009  Silvia Tandeciarz, Modern Languages
    2010  Paul Mapp, History
    2011  John Griffin, Biology
    2012  Barbara Watkinson, Art & Art History

    2013  Yanfang Tang, Modern Languages
    2015  Gail McEachron, Education
    2016  Elena Prokhorova, Modern Languages

Anyone interested in further information or in supporting these efforts should contact:

     Professor Peter McHenry
     Treasurer, Alpha Chapter of PBK
     Department of Economics
     College of William and Mary, Box 8795
     Williamsburg VA 23187-8795