Sociology Awards 

The James A. Sartain Award

Dr. Sartain was a professor of sociology from 1963 to 1986. This award was established by the department in 1987 in his memory. Dr. Sartain loved the department, his colleagues, and above all, his students. Education was his mission in life. He received the University’s Distinguished Educator Award in 1986. The Sartain Award is awarded to a graduating senior sociology major who best exemplifies the qualities personified by Dr. Sartain: scholarship, humanitarianism, integrity, and commitment to the ideals of the University of Richmond.

Liza Fleming, the 2014 Sartain Award winner

Liza Fleming, the 2014 Sartain Award winner, with department chair Jennifer Nourse.

The Henry H. Stewart Scholarship

Dr. Stewart was a professor of Sociology for 33 years, from 1966 until 1999. He served as department chair for 18 years. The scholarship bearing his name was established by Dr. Stewart’s wife, Marilyn, their two sons Michael and Timothy, and Mrs. Stewart’s mother, Mrs. Dorothy Johnson, in his honor. The Stewart Scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate majoring in sociology who is a good scholar, has a passionate interest in learning, and is involved in university and community affairs.

Alivia Monet Pennix, winner of the 2014 Stewart Award

Alivia Monet Pinnix, recipient of the 2014 Stewart Award, poses with members of the Stewart family.

Membership in Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society
Sociology majors who meet membership criteria are eligible to join Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society, the international sociology honor society.


Past Sartain Award Recipients

1987  Laurie Hallock

1988  Kymber Williams

1989  Rhonda Biller

1990  Suzanne Lavigne

1991  Tim Holtz

1992  Phyllis Hollimon

1993  Cheryl Schott

1994  Allison Burris

1995  Rebecca Nusse

1996  Morgan C. Benton

1997  Debra L. Eng

1998  Chris Wright

1999  Elizabeth Counselman

2000  Amanda C. Coyle

2001  Stina K. Augustsson

2002  David Walter Gordon

2003  Derek R. Noel

2004  Tyrone Spence Hanley

2005  Jilian M. Crocker

2006  Colleen Warner Carney

2007  Meredith F. Hundley

2008  Sarah Ellen Potter

2009  Gaybrielle B. James

2010  Zoe Lilah Silverman

2011 Elizabeth Bunn Hailand

2012  Lauren Marie Camuso

2013  Long P.T. Trinh

2014  Liza Fleming

Past Stewart Award Recipient

2001  Daniel Kourtz

2002  Amanda Lynch

2003  Kate Oliphint

2004  Jeni Hatfield

2005  Danielle Torain

2006  Taylor Winters

2007  Daniel Harawa

2008  Daniel Harawa

2009  Joshua Huffines

2010  Elizabeth Bunn Hailand

2011  Courtney Frazier

2012  Latiffah Fernandez

          Kirsten Lybert

2013  Dana McLachlin

          Kirsten Lybert

2014  Alivia Monet Pinnix