Dr. L. Jill Loucks Memorial Award for Outstanding Senior in Anthropology

loucks_pic_0.jpgEvery year the department faculty select an outstanding graduating senior or seniors to receive the Dr. L. Jill Loucks Memorial Award for Outstanding Senior in Anthropology.  The winner will have their name engraved on a plaque displayed in the department hallway.

Dr. L. Jill Loucks (1953-1982) was a dedicated archaeologist and member of the faculty for three years before her untimely death. Her parents and friends created an endowment to help recognize superlative achievement amongst eligible graduating students by presenting them with the Dr. L. Jill Loucks Memorial Award for Outstanding Senior in Anthropology. 








Application Guidelines

Graduating seniors (May and August, and December of previous year) are invited by the faculty in the spring to submit an application. The following criteria are used in selection of the awardee:

  • Grade Point Average (a minimum 3.5 GPA is required--Cumulative and Anthropology Major)
  • Professional Activities (i.e. attendance at professional meetings, presentation of professional paper, membership in professional organizations and ASUAS, anthropological internships and field school/study abroad participation)
  • Honors and Awards
  • Intent to Continue in Anthropology (i.e. application to graduate schools, involvement in anthropological work as career)

Past Recipients

  • 1982-1983 Virginia D. Myers and Linda J. Reed
  • 1983-1984 James A. Sparks
  • 1984-1985 A. Richard Piland III
  • 1985-1986 Bradley C. Allen and Eustace R. Conway
  • 1986-1987 Holly J. Greene and Sarah L. Horton
  • 1987-1988 J. Daniel Humphries
  • 1988-1989 Christopher D. Conner and Frank H. Callis III
  • 1989-1990 Karissa G. Mackey
  • 1990-1991 Alan Davis McIntyre and Katherine Anne Robinson
  • 1991-1992 Melissa Rae Schrift
  • 1992-1993 Sarah W. Cohen and Kathleen D. Fowler
  • 1993-1994 Karla J. Schilling
  • 1994-1995 Jonas J. Monast
  • 1995-1996 Hubert L. Cox and Satomi Imai
  • 1996-1997 Jodie D. Manross and Russell S. Quick
  • 1997-1998 Celia Denice Hefner and Robert Rikard
  • 1998-1999 Elizabeth Ellen Arnold
  • 1999-2000 Jennifer Leigh Bonnet and Lindsay Kathleen Wetmore
  • 2000-2001 James Hal Dobbins III and Elizabeth K. Uselton
  • 2001-2002 Michael J. Sheridan and Nancy E. McCamey
  • 2002-2003 Kristina M. Stoeppler and Elizabeth L. Laney
  • 2003-2004 Heather E. Moore
  • 2004-2005 Caroline V. Ketron and Joanne M. Rasmussen
  • 2005-2006 Angela E. Henderson
  • 2006-2007 Elizabeth Brandt
  • 2007-2008 Matthew J. Bouchard
  • 2008-2009 Mary Elizabeth Compton
  • 2009-2010 Brittany Glarrow
  • 2010-2011 Karen A. Stevens
  • 2011-2012 Caitline R. Patton
  • 2012-2013 Alexandra Drebitko
  • 2013-2014 Kelly Elaine Blevins
  • 2014-2015 Savannah Carter and Stevie Ray Wunder
  • 2015-2016 Jillian Ingle
  • 2016-2017 Rebecca Long
  • 2017-2018 Autumn Melby
  • 2018-2019 Patrick James
  • 2019-2020 Hannah Broome and Lia Kitteringham 
  • 2020-2021 Piper Strzelecki
  • 2021-2022 Lauren Mobley and Rowan Tackitt