Thomas Ashley Graves, Jr. Award

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The Thomas Ashley Graves, Jr. Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching is presented annually to the College of William and Mary professor that displays a strong commitment to the education of students and service to the College of William and Mary. The award is named after Thomas Ashley Graves, Jr., the 23rd President of the College of William and Mary. It is endowed by alumni and friends of the former president. The recipient of the award is chosen by the president of the College from nominations submitted by each of the academic deans.

Thomas Ashley Graves, Jr. Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching Recipients

2008

2008 - Deborah D. Morse, Professor (Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of English)

2009 - Thomas L. Heacox, Associate Professor (Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of English

2010 - Kathleen Slevin, Professor(Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology)

2011 - John Philip Kearns, Associate Professor (Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Computer Science)

2011 - Lawrence King, Chancellor and EMBA Alumni Professor of Business (School of Business)

2012 - Nancy L. Gray, Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies

2013 - Lawrence Leemis, Mathematics professor and School of Education’s Megan Tschannen-Moran

2014 - Elizabeth Canuel, Virginia Institute of Marine Science and School of Education's John Noell Moore

2015 - Jonathan F. Arries, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and William T. Geary, Associate Professor of Accounting

2016 - Philip H. Daileader, Associate Professor of History and John E. Graves, Chancellor Professor of Marine Science

2017 - Beverly T. Sher, Senior Lecturer and Chief Health Professional Advisor and Elizabeth L. Barnes Professor of English and American Studies

2018 - Randolph A. Coleman, Professor of Chemistry and Paul Marcus, Haynes Professor of Law

Material in the Special Collections Research Center

References in the The Flat Hat, William & Mary News, and Alumni Gazette:

  • First award given to Lewis W. Leadbeater AG, June 1986, pg. 1, 17.
  • Awarded to John F. Lavach WMN 5/20/1987, pg. 1, 3 (picture).
  • Awarded to John Lavach AG, June 1987, pg. 1, 11 (picture).
  • John E. Donaldson is recipient of Graves Award WMN, 5/19/1988, pg. 8.
  • Ludwell Johnson wins Graves Award WMN, 5/20/1992, pg. 6 (picture).
  • David L. Holmes, Jr. wins Graves award WMN, 5/19/1993, pg. 5.
  • David L. Holmes receives award AG, May/June 1993, pg. 2 (picture).
  • Awarded to Carl Carlson WMN, 5/19/1994, pg. 5, 6 (picture).
  • Law school graduation features variety of award presentations WMN, 5/19/1994, pg. 9.
  • Awarded to Carl E. Carlson AG, June 1994, pg. 1, 5 (picture).
  • Elsa Nettels receives award WMN, 5/16/1996, pg. 5 (picture).
  • James Smith receives award WMN, 5/27/1999, pg. 7 (picture).

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