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, 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 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.