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Wilson DeBlois Award

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 to the Graduate Student Council by completing the nomination form (availble next January) by February 28. Questions should be sent to gsc_nominations@brown.edu.


Current and former recipients of the Wilson-DeBlois Award:

Dr. Shontay DelalueDr. Shontay Delalue2017
Dr. Shontay Delalue, Assistant Provost for Global Engagement and Director of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, Office of Global Engagement

2016
Melissa Nicholaus, Student Affairs Coordinator for the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

2015
Angelica Vargas, Academic Programs Manager in the Economics Department 

2014
Brian Walton, Associate Dean for Administration and Program Development, Graduate School
Gail Lee, Payroll Specialist, Graduate School

2013
Janet Peters
, Coordinator, Writing Center

2012
Dr. Gail Cohee, Director, Sarah Doyle Women's Center

2011
Chelsea Shriver, Administrative Coordinator (former), John Nicholas Brown Center

2010 
Muriel Bessette, Graduate/Administrative Assistant, Sociology

2009 
Pamela McNulty, Administrative Assistant/Dossier Service Coordinator, Brown University Career Development Center

2008 
Nancy Picard, Administrative Manager, Brown University Graduate School

2007 
Douglas Brown, Director, Brown University Writing Center

2006 
Erma Wallace, Coordinator of Administrative Affairs, Brown University Graduate School

2005 
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

2004 
Michael Diffily, Associate Dean, Brown University Graduate School