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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
FALL 2019 Marjorie Thomas Dean of Students
FALL 2019 Don Snyder Career Center
FALL 2019 Lesley Henderson Dean of Students
FALL 2018 Carina Sudarsky-Gleiser Counseling Center
SPRING 2018 Jennifer Leung Student Leadership Development
FALL 2017 Wilmarie Rodriguez Dean of Students 
SPRING 2017 Lauren Garrett First Year Experience
FALL 2016 Vernon Hurte Center for Student Diversity
SPRING 2016 Warrenetta Mann Counseling Center
FALL 2015 Margie Cook Center for Student Diversity
SPRING 2015 Casey Van Veen Sadler Center
FALL 2014 Melody Porter Office of Community Engagement
SPRING 2014 Deidre Connelly Counseling Center
FALL 2013 David Lapinski Career Center
SPRING 2013 Nancy Everson Dean of Students
FALL 2012 Shylan Scott Residence Life
SPRING 2012 Jeff Herrick Sadler Center
FALL 2011 Mark Sikes Dean of Students
SPRING 2011 Holly Alexander Agati Residence Life
FALL 2010 Mary Schilling Career Center
SPRING 2010 Wendy Webb-Robers Career Center
FALL 2009 Rich Thompson Sadler Center
SPRING 2009 Greg Henderson Recreational Sports
FALL 2008 Dave Gilbert Dean of Students
SPRING 2008 Bob Knowlton Sadler Center
FALL 2007 Lisa Colligan Dean of Students
SPRING 2007 Linda Knight Recreational Sports
FALL 2006 Katrina Pawvluk Residence Life
SPRING 2006 Jessica Raymond  Residence Life
FALL 2005 Drew Stelljes Office of Student Volunteer Services
SPRING 2005 Carina Sudarsky-Gleiser Counseling Center
FALL 2004 Karen Brown Student Health Center
SPRING 2004 Joe Tighe Recreational Sports
FALL 2003 Mark Constantine Student Activities
SPRING 2003 Beth Anne Pretty Dean of Students
FALL 2002 W. Fanchon Glover Multicultural Affairs
SPRING 2002 M. Christian Durden Residence Life
FALL 2001 Donna Haygood-Jackson Counseling Center
SPRING 2001 Anne Arseneau Student Activities
FALL 2000 Curtis Greaves Counseling Center
SPRING 2000 Sarah Hunt Recreational Sports 
FALL  1999 Mary Meade Saunders Career Services
SPRING 1999 Gerard P. Roeder Residence Life
FALL  1998 C. Susie Mirick Dean of Students
SPRING 1998 Virginia Ambler VP Office
FALL 1997 Jan Pattis Counseling Center
SPRING 1997 Deb Boykin Residence Life
FALL 1996 Ed Cowell Multicultural Affairs
SPRING 1996 Cynthia Burwell Health Educator
FALL 1995 Kelly Crace Counseling Center
SPRING 1995 Grace Reynolds Residence Life
FALL 1994 Nancy Burkett Career Services
SPRING 1994 Linda Herrmann Student Health