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Founders' Medal

Office of Records

Founders’ Medal Recipients

The Founders’ Medal is awarded at commencement to the senior who has the highest grade point average for the entire college course of study at Millsaps College, and who has received a grade of Excellent on the comprehensive examinations. Only students who have completed all of the work required for the degree at Millsaps College are eligible for the award. The following is a listing of Founders' Medal winners, since its establishment in 1919.

1919: Dewey S. Dearman
1920: L.B. Roberts
1921: Willie Spann
1922: Frederick J. Lotterhos
1923: W.S. Phillips
1924: H.H. Knoblock
1925: Mary Davenport
1926: Margaret Stewart Power
1927: Merrill C. Stapp
1928: V.L. Wharton
1929: Mary Flowers Jackson
1930: Bessie Cook
1931: K.F. Hill
1932: Mary Wacaster
1933: Robert Hough
1934: John T. Kimball
1935: Helen Hargrave Cabell
1936: H.V. Allen
1937: Eunice Louise Durham
1938: J.D. Smith
1939: Robert A. Ivy
1940: Dolores Dye
1941: Gwin Kolb
1942: Richard Lauderdale
1943: Janice Trimble
1944: Clara Porter Cavett
1945: Winnifred Seegers
1946: Not listed
1947: Not listed
1948: Charles Cale Lehman
1949: George Maddox
1950: Shirley Jean Norwood
1951: Oliver Burford
1952: Gaston Hall
1953: Irby Turner, Jr.
1954: Norma Busse
1955: Helen Fay Head
1956: Clara Parks Booth
1957: Samuel L. Jones, Jr.
1958: John H. Stone, III
1959: William Dwyer Balgord
1960: Sarah Margaret Yarbrough
1961: Irene Elizabeth Fridge
1962: Mary Carole Robison
1963: Nell Carleen Smith
1964: Mary Dell Fleming
1965: Vera Evelyn Barron
1966: Sharron Nan Monk
1967: Carolyn Anne Powers
1968: Sharon Kay Pritchett
1969: Mary Drane Swanson
1970: Victoria Lynn Newcomb
1971: Linda Sharon Dorsey
1972: George Fleming
1973: Rebecca Carol Youngblood and Reba Diamond Hale
1974: Frances Lloyd
1975: Ann Hendrick
1976: Peggy Davis Clayton
1977: Celeste Renee Brou
1978: William Hollis Leach
1979: Ellynda Louise Price
1980: Ann Roscopf
1981: Judy Diane White
1982: Debra Ann Basham and Joseph Thomas Hamrick
1983: Kimberly Lillian Myers
1984: Terri Lee Clark
1985: Robert Michael Buxton
1986: Charles David Woods
1987: James Walton Boswell, Robert Joseph Mangialardi, and Timothy Michael Patterson
1988: Anna Siuling Tjeng
1989: William Manley Wadsworth and Jeffrey Alan Ezell
1990: Lisa Ann Longman
1991: Anne Elizabeth Verret and Eric Dewayne Chisolm
1992: Larry Lee Montgomery
1993: Meredith Anne Montgomery
1994: Laurie Johanna Carpenter
1995: Kimberley Ann Williams
1996: Christina Finzel
1997: Amanda O’Kelly
1998: Holly Lynn Crawford
1999: Suzanna Wahrle
2000: Melanie Schrader
2001: Peyton Hayes
2002: Elizabeth Bishara
2003: Hannah Page
2004: Kenneth Townsend and Brian Houston
2005: Ryan B. Day
2006: Megan Elizabeth Holcomb
2007: April Claire McGilvray Gilmore
2008: Beth Ann Baker
2009: Kayla Ann Richard
2010: Laura Heather Hitton
2011: Marie Louise Thomas
2012: David Anthony Guyott
2013: Taylor Brittany Scysters
2014: Priya Pradipkujmar Patel