Chambers-Reid Award

The Chambers-Reid Award was created in 1994 to recognize superior performance by a member of the professional staff in Student Affairs. It is an acknowledgment of exemplary service performed through selfless commitment during a time of unusual challenge or through years of consistent excellence and dedication.

The award honors the service of Jay L. Chambers and Harriet E. Reid. Jay was Director of the Counseling Center from 1970 to 1992, a clinician of unmatched skill who during his tenure absorbed all of the on-call duties for the Center—always putting first the best interests of the students and of his staff. In so doing, he built a program of mental health services that became a model for higher education. Harriet also worked at William & Mary for 22 years, 11 as Associate Dean of Admissions and 11 in Student Affairs. Because of her untiring efforts, the university launched a program of career counseling and in 1975 Harriet became its director, quickly establishing the first career library and resource center. Two years after her retirement, she returned to serve as Acting Director of the Office of Academic Support and subsequently as director of the presidential search committee that selected Tim Sullivan as the 25th President of the university. She and Jay Chambers shared many characteristics, the most obvious of which were a willingness “to go above and beyond the call of duty” and “…to give freely of…[themselves] to help others.” Both were recipients of the university’s Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and it is their spirits we celebrate with this award.

Please nominate a deserving professional member of the Student Affairs staff for the Chambers-Reid Award.

Past Recipients
Semester Recipient  Office
JANUARY 2018 Jennifer Leung Student Leadership Development
AUGUST 2017 Wilmarie Rodriguez Dean of Students 
JANUARY 2017 Lauren Garrett First Year Experience
AUGUST 2016 Vernon Hurte Center for Student Diversity
JANUARY 2016 Warrenetta Mann Counseling Center
AUGUST 2015 Margie Cook Center for Student Diversity
JANUARY 2015 Casey Van Veen Sadler Center
AUGUST 2014 Melody Porter Office of Community Engagement
JANUARY 2014 Deidre Connelly Counseling Center
AUGUST 2013 David Lapinski Career Center
JANUARY 2013 Nancy Everson Dean of Students
AUGUST 2012 Shylan Scott Residence Life
JANUARY 2012 Jeff Herrick Sadler Center
AUGUST 2011 Mark Sikes Dean of Students
JANUARY 2011 Holly Alexander Agati Residence Life
AUGUST 2010 Mary Schilling Career Center
JANUARY 2010 Wendy Webb-Robers Career Center
AUGUST 2009 Rich Thompson Sadler Center
JANUARY 2009 Greg Henderson Recreational Sports
AUGUST 2008 Dave Gilbert Dean of Students
JANUARY 2008 Bob Knowlton Sadler Center
AUGUST 2007 Lisa Colligan Dean of Students
JANUARY 2007 Linda Knight Recreational Sports
AUGUST 2006 Katrina Pawvluk Residence Life
JANUARY 2006 Jessica Raymond  Residence Life
AUGUST 2005 Drew Stelljes Office of Student Volunteer Services
JANUARY 2005 Carina Sudarsky-Gleiser Counseling Center
AUGUST 2004 Karen Brown Student Health Center
JANUARY 2004 Joe Tighe Recreational Sports
AUGUST 2003 Mark Constantine Student Activities
JANUARY 2003 Beth Anne Pretty Dean of Students
AUGUST 2002 W. Fanchon Glover Multicultural Affairs
JANUARY 2002 M. Christian Durden Residence Life
AUGUST 2001 Donna Haygood-Jackson Counseling Center
JANUARY 2001 Anne Arseneau Student Activities
AUGUST 2000 Curtis Greaves Counseling Center
JANUARY 2000 Sarah Hunt Recreational Sports 
AUGUST 1999 Mary Meade Saunders Career Services
JANUARY 1999 Gerard P. Roeder Residence Life
AUGUST 1998 C. Susie Mirick Dean of Students
JANUARY 1998 Virginia Ambler VP Office
AUGUST 1997 Jan Pattis Counseling Center
JANUARY 1997 Deb Boykin Residence Life
AUGUST 1996 Ed Cowell Multicultural Affairs
JANUARY 1996 Cynthia Burwell Health Educator
AUGUST 1995 Kelly Crace Counseling Center
JANUARY 1995 Grace Reynolds Residence Life
AUGUST 1994 Nancy Burkett Career Services
JANUARY 1994 Linda Herrmann Student Health