Charles Joseph Duke, Jr., and Virginia Welton Duke Award

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Established in 1997, the Charles Joseph Duke, Jr., and Virginia Welton Duke Award is awarded annually to an outstanding employee of the College of William and Mary or one contracted to provide auxiliary services to the College. The recipient is selected on a College-wide basis by a committee appointed by the president of the College and is acknowledged at Commencement Ceremonies each May.

The award was endowed by Charles Bryan Duke and Ann Evans Duke (class of 1957) in memory of Charles (class of 1923) and Virginia Duke for their years of distinguished and loving service to the College.

Duke Award Recipients

1997 - Ruby DeCosta

1998 - Della Harris

1999 - Betty Sandy

2000 - Jewel Thomas

2001 - Shirley Aceto

2002 - Shelfer Peace

2003 - Ilona Wilkins

2004 - Barbara Cava

2005 - Matthew Trowbridge

2006 - Olive Hoilett

2007 - Ed Davis

2008 - Tom Meier

2009 - Bernard Bowman

2010 - Thomasine Lewis

2011 - Michael Blum

2012 - David H. Dudley, class of 1975

2013 - Ruth D. Hines

2014 - Ernest Russell

2015 - Diane Dudley

2017 - Renee L. Peace

2018 - Sheila Johnson

References

  • SCRC files.

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