The Brown University Graduate Student Council confers the Wilson-DeBlois Award annually to a staff member who has made outstanding contributions to doctoral 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 doctoral students to express their appreciation for the recipient’s dedication and commitment to graduate students at the University. It is presented at the Doctoral Commencement Ceremony in May.
Nominations for the Wilson-DeBlois Award should be made through UFunds, found under the Graduate Student and Alumni Awards. Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2022 at 5 pm EDT.
Questions should be sent to [email protected].
Current and former recipients of the Wilson-DeBlois Award:
Maija Hallsmith, Program Assistant for Diversity Initiatives at the Graduate School
Read more about Maija's award.
Marlina Duncan, Associate Dean of Diversity Initiatives and Assistant Vice President for Academic Diversity
Read more about Marlina and the Wilson-Deblois award.
Vanessa Ryan, Co-Deputy Dean and Associate Dean of Student Development, Graduate School
Catherine Hanni, Academic Department Manager, Egyptology and Assyriology
Dr. Shontay Delalue, Assistant Provost for Global Engagement and Director of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, Office of Global Engagement
Melissa Nicholaus, Student Affairs Coordinator for the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Angelica Vargas, Academic Programs Manager in the Economics Department
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 Center for Women and Gender
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