The Prentis Award is given each year to recognize those individuals in the Williamsburg community for their strong civic involvement and support of The College of William and Mary. The award is named after William Prentis, an Eighteenth Century business-owner whose ordinary on Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg played an important role in the local community and the College.
Prentis Award Recipients
1980 - J.B. Hickman and Gilbert L. Granger
1981 - Steve and Chrysa Sacalis, Hammong Branch
1982 - William Guerrant and Sheile Ellis
1983 - Robert H. Rathert
1984 - John Massey, Hays Watkins
1985 - Colonial Williamsburg
1986 - Eugene Sydnor Jr.
1987 - Dick Gunn and Shirley Robertson
1988 - William C. O'Donovan, Maxine Williams
1989 - Joseph Cantrell
1990 - Sam Wallace
1991 - Roxie White
1992 - Jack Carmichael, Keith Kasen, Clive Chu
1993 - No Award
1994 - Shin-ichiro Nagashima and Madelyn Watkinson
1995 - Colonial Williasmburg, Christopher Wren Association
1996 - No Award
1997 - No Award
1998 - Frank Shatz and Stella Neiman
1999 - Trist McConnell
2000 - Lois Hornsby and Jack Edwards
2001 - WIlliam C. O'Donovan and John M. Favret
2002 - Jim Yankovich and Mary Humelsine
2003 - Jeanne Zeidler
2004 - Gilbert A. Bartlett
2005 - Martguerite Davis and Charles F. Crone
2006 - Tony Conyers Jr., James Gleason, John McGlennon
2007 - Tommy Norment
2008 - Colin and Nancy Campbell
- Prentis Award, University Archives Subject File, Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary.
- "Business Leaders Receive Prentis Awards for Service," William and Mary News, October 27, 1981, pg. 6.