The Brown University Graduate Student Council confers the Wilson DeBlois Award annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to graduate students and the Graduate School. The Wilson-DeBlois Award is named in honor of George Grafton Wilson and Austen K. DeBlois, recipients of Brown’s first Doctor of Philosophy degrees in 1889. The award is given annually on behalf of all Brown graduate students to express their appreciation for the recipient’s dedication and commitment to graduate students at the University.
The award is presented during the Graduate School Commencement ceremony. Nominations for the Wilson-DeBlois Award should be made to the Graduate Student Council beginning in February; they should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current and former recipients of the Wilson-DeBlois Award:
Brian Walton, Associate Dean for Administration and Program Development, Graduate School
Gail Lee, Payroll Specialist, Graduate School
Janet Peters, Coordinator, Writing Center
Dr. Gail Cohee, Director, Sarah Doyle Women's Center
Chelsea Shriver, Administrative Coordinator (former), John Nicholas Brown Center
Muriel Bessette, Graduate/Administrative Assistant, Sociology
Pamela McNulty, Administrative Assistant/Dossier Service Coordinator, Brown University Career Development Center
Nancy Picard, Administrative Manager, Brown University Graduate School
Douglas Brown, Director, Brown University Writing Center
Erma Wallace, Coordinator of Administrative Affairs, Brown University Graduate School
Laura Hess, Associate Director for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning
Janet Rankin, Associate Director for Life Sciences and Physical Sciences, The Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning
Michael Diffily, Associate Dean, Brown University Graduate School