Prizes and Awards
MILDRED VIRGINIA OSHER HISTORY PRIZE
Established in 1963 by Lloyd J. Graybar '60 in memory of his aunt, Mildred Virginia Osher. Awarded annually to the student who writes the best honors thesis in history or, at the discretion of the department chair, to the senior student who has displayed the greatest proficiency in the study of history during the four undergraduate years.
MAUDE VIOLET GRAYBAR AMERICAN HISTORY PRIZE
Established in 1966 by Lloyd Graybar '60 in memory of his mother, Maude Violet Graybar. Awarded annually to the student who writes the best honors thesis in American history since 1860, or at the discretion of the department chair, to the senior student who has displayed the greatest proficiency in American history during the four undergraduate years.
THE MARCI J. STEWART MEMORIAL AWARD
In memory of Marci J. Stewart '72. Awarded by the History Department to the student in history who has shown outstanding personal and academic qualities.
WILLIAM B. CATTON PRIZE
Established in 1984 by friends and colleagues of William B. Catton, first Charles A. Dana Professor of History at Middlebury College, and awarded annually to the graduating senior whose thesis on an American subject best combines and exemplifies the qualities of historical curiosity, scholarly research and literary artistry. (Nominations for the Catton Prize are solicited from the Departments of American Literature & Civilization, Art, Economics, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology & Anthropology Departments.
The recipient of the George B. Bryan Award for Excellence in Vermont Research in 2010 is Kevin Madore of Bridgewater, Mass., a Middlebury College (MC) junior majoring in both history and psychology. He received the Bryan Award for his project "The Labor Fever of the Rutland Knights: How the Working Class Gained Power in the Marble Utopia of Vermont." MC History Professor Kathryn Morse advised the project and nominated it for the award.