2018 Student prizes awarded

Graduating Religion students were awarded prizes at the Department's Commencement Reception on Saturday, June 9:

  • Charles Howard Dudley Prize
    Established 1974,  “this Fund was provided for in a trust under the will of Mr. Dudley. Annual income is to be distributed annually as the 'Charles Howard Dudley Prize' to a student in the senior class, selected annually by the faculty, who has demonstrated excellence in a particular area of study, such area to be selected by the faculty in its discre
    • Kourtney Kawano
  • Dickinson Senior Writing Prize in Religion
    Established June 2004, The Dickinson Senior Writing Prize in Religion is awarded during the senior year by vote of the Religion Department faculty to that senior or seniors that have produced the best writing project as a culminating experience in the major or in a senior year seminar course.
    • Victoria Campbell
  • Religion Department Faculty Prize
    Established May 1985 and awarded to a graduating senior who has done outstanding work throughout his or her career as a Religion major as determined by the Religion Department Faculty.
    • Christopher Huberty
  • Hans H. Penner Prize in the Study of Religion
    Established in 2012 by the Religion faculty in honor of their colleague, the Hans H. Penner Prize in Theoretical and Methodological Studies in Religion, to be awarded as a book prize by the faculty of the Religion Department to the student with the best paper in either their Senior Colloquium or their series methods course.
    • Peyton Ragsdale

Kourtney Kawano was also awarded High Honors for her thesis, "Creating Worlds and Shaping Hawaiian Identity in Early and Contemporary Makahiki Rituals."

Congratulations, all!