Awards in the Social Sciences
American Studies Faculty Award
Awarded to a graduating senior for academic excellence and growth in the major.
O. Roger Gallagher Memorial Prize
Established by the family and friends of O. Roger Gallagher, professor of anthropology, 1959–1975, and awarded annually to an outstanding student in anthropology.
William E. Weiss Memorial Award in Economics
Established in honor of William E. Weiss, father of Arturo Peralta-Ramos III '74, and awarded in recognition of outstanding accomplishment by a major or combined major in the field of economics.
Alice Farwell Warren Prize
Established in honor of Alice Farwell Warren, professor of history, 1937–1962, by an anonymous donor, and awarded annually to an outstanding student in history.
Lee History Prize
Established in honor of Gladys and Gordon Lee, parents of Patricia-Ann Lee, professor of history, who joined the faculty in 1967, and awarded to an outstanding student in English or European history.
Gordon and Gladys Lee believed in the power of a liberal education to shape and direct not only the individual but the nation. Colonel Lee wished to communicate to recipients of the Lee Prize his sense of this educational mission by sharing with them the following quotation: “I call therefore a complete and generous education that which fits a man (or woman) to perform justly, skillfully, and magnanimously all the offices both private and public of peace and war.” (John Milton, Of Education)
Jerome Solomon Ginsberg Memorial Award in International Affairs
Established by Professor Roy H. Ginsberg and family in memory of his father, Lt. Jerome Solomon Ginsberg (1928–1962), who served in the United States Army of Occupation in Germany after World War II, and awarded to an international affairs junior or senior for academic excellence in the study of international affairs.
Henry C. Galant Prize
Established in honor of Henry C. Galant, professor of government, 1954–1986, and awarded to a political science major who has excelled in the study of comparative politics.
Susan Riley Gunderson '64 Prize
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Neil Riley, and awarded to a major in political science for outstanding work in the field of American government.
Erwin L. Levine Prize in Government
Established in honor of Erwin L. Levine, professor of government, 1961–88, and awarded to a major in political science who has done outstanding work in political theory, preferably in American political thought.
Henry T. Moore Prize in Government
Established in honor of Henry T. Moore, president of Skidmore College, 1925–1957, and awarded to a political science major who has excelled in the study of international relations.
Everett V. Stonequist Award
Established by the family and friends of Everett V. Stonequist, professor of sociology at Skidmore, 1930–1970, and awarded annually to a graduating senior who has shown outstanding interest and achievement in the study of sociology at Skidmore.
Nancy Beth Rautenberg '83 Memorial Award
Given to a graduating senior sociology major who has combined commitment to the study of sociology at Skidmore College with active student leadership.