Founders Medal

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. To be eligible for the award, students must have begun their course of study as freshmen at Millsaps College and completed the majority of the work required for the degree at Millsaps College; while credit by examination is permitted, only students with a maximum of eight earned hours (applying toward graduation requirements) of transfer credit from another domestic institution may be eligible. The following is a listing of Founders' Medal winners, since its establishment in 1919. 

 

2016

Katie Lane Wynne Kirkland

 

2015

Ellen Faulk

 

2014

Priya Pradipkujmar Patel

 

2013

Taylor Brittany Scysters

 

2012

David Anthony Guyott

 

2011

Marie Louise Thomas

 

2010

Laura Heather Hitton

 

2009

Kayla Ann Richard

 

2008

Beth Ann Baker

 

2007

April Claire McGilvray Gilmore

 

2006

Megan Elizabeth Holcomb

 

2005

Ryan B. Day

 

2004

Kenneth Townsend and Brian Houston

 

2003

Hannah Page

 

2002

Elizabeth Bishara

 

2001

Peyton Hayes

 

2000

Melanie Schrader

 

1999

Suzanna Wahrle

 

1998

Holly Lynn Crawford

 

1997

Amanda O’Kelly

 

1996

Christina Finzel

 

1995

Kimberley Ann Williams

 

1994

Laurie Johanna Carpenter

 

1993

Meredith Anne Montgomery

 

1992

Larry Lee Montgomery

 

1991

Anne Elizabeth Verret and Eric Dewayne Chisolm

 

1990

Lisa Ann Longman

 

1989

William Manley Wadsworth and Jeffrey Alan Ezell

 

1988

 Anna Siuling Tjeng

 

1987

James Walton Boswell, Robert Joseph Mangialardi, and Timothy Michael Patterson

 

1986

Charles David Woods

 

1985

Robert Michael Buxton

 

1984

Terri Lee Clark

 

1983

Kimberly Lillian Myers

 

1982

Debra Ann Basham and Joseph Thomas Hamrick

 

1981

Judy Diane White

 

1980

Ann Roscopf

 

1979

Ellynda Louise Price

 

1978

William Hollis Leach

 

1977

Celeste Renee Brou

 

1976

Peggy Davis Clayton

 

1975

Ann Hendrick

 

1974

Frances Lloyd

 

1973

Rebecca Carol Youngblood and Reba Diamond Hale

 

1972

George Fleming

 

1971

Linda Sharon Dorsey

 

1970

Victoria Lynn Newcomb

 

1969

Mary Drane Swanson

 

1968

Sharon Kay Pritchett

 

1967

Carolyn Anne Powers

 

1966

Sharron Nan Monk

 

1965

Vera Evelyn Barron

 

1964

Mary Dell Fleming

 

1963

Nell Carleen Smith

 

1962

Mary Carole Robison

 

1961

Irene Elizabeth Fridge

 

1960

Sarah Margaret Yarbrough

 

1959

William Dwyer Balgord

 

1958

John H. Stone, III

 

1957

Samuel L. Jones, Jr.

 

1956

Clara Parks Booth

 

1955

Helen Fay Head

 

1954

Norma Busse

 

1953

Irby Turner, Jr.

 

1952

Gaston Hall

 

1951

Oliver Burford

 

1950

Shirley Jean Norwood

 

1949

George Maddox

 

1948

Charles Cale Lehman

 

1947

Not listed

 

1946

Not listed

 

1945

Winnifred Seegers

 

1944

Clara Porter Cavett

 

1943

Janice Trimble

 

1942

Richard Lauderdale

 

1941

Gwin Kolb

 

1940

Dolores Dye

 

1939

Robert A. Ivy

 

1938

J.D. Smith

 

1937

Eunice Louise Durham

 

1936

H.V. Allen

 

1935

Helen Hargrave Cabell

 

1934

John T. Kimball

 

1933

Robert Hough

 

1932

Mary Wacaster

 

1931

K.F. Hill

 

1930

Bessie Cook

 

1929

Mary Flowers Jackson

 

1928

V.L. Wharton

 

1927

Merrill C. Stapp

 

1926

Margaret Stewart Power

 

1925

Mary Davenport

 

1924

H.H. Knoblock

 

1923

W.S. Phillips

 

1922

Frederick J. Lotterhos

 

1921

Willie Spann

 

1920

L.B. Roberts

 

1919

Dewey S. Dearman