Honors Convocation

Awards in the Arts 


Dorothy Dryfoos Olsan '41 Prize in Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Established in memory of Dorothy Dryfoos Olsan '41, and awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in jewelry and metalsmithing.

Jesse Solomon Memorial Award
Given by Ann Laurie Solomon '74 in honor of her father, and awarded to the senior who shows promise in painting.

Barbara Greene Wild Award in Ceramics
Awarded to a student who has excelled in ceramics.

Pamela Weidenman '72 Memorial Prize
Awarded to an outstanding senior art major who has achieved excellence in lithography and/or printmaking.

Miller/Reed Prize in Design
Established in memory of John L. Reed, professor of education, 1964–1991, and Professor Doretta Miller’s parents, Robert and Dorothy Miller. Awarded annually to a junior or senior major or minor in studio art who has demonstrated exceptional design and composition using traditional and/or digital media.

Arts Administration

Arts Administration Faculty Award
Awarded to a graduating senior with a minor in arts administration who has demonstrated academic excellence and shows extraordinary promise for a career in the field.


Margaret Paulding Award in Dance
Established in memory of Margaret Paulding, professor of physical education and dance, 1937–1973, and chair of the Department of Physical Education and Dance, 1958–1968, to recognize outstanding student performance, choreography, and/or research in dance.


Herman Joseph Muller Prize
Established by Helen T. Muller Rigo '39 in memory of her father, and awarded to the outstanding senior major in the Department of Music.

Barbara Gruntal Allen '35 Prize
Awarded to a student who has demonstrated excellence in the study of voice and has made a considerable contribution to the Department of Music and to the furtherance of musical activities at the College.

Louis Edgar Johns Award
Established in honor of Louis Edgar Johns, professor of music, 1923–1956, by Mrs. Johns, and awarded annually by the Department of Music to the outstanding music major or minor in piano.


Margaret Ellen Clifford Memorial Prize in Theater
Established in honor of Margaret Ellen Clifford, professor of theater and chair of the department, 1952–1971, and awarded annually to an outstanding junior or senior theater major.

Theater Prize
Established by theater alumni and faculty and awarded in recognition of a senior theater major who has shown excellence and commitment within a particular concentration in the major.