Many Honored at Institute Awards Ceremony
Maj. Howard Sanborn and Cadet Robert T. Earle, standing with Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III ’62, were among the cadets, faculty, and staff receiving awards. -- VMI Photo by John Robertson IV.
LEXINGTON, Va., June 4, 2012 – Cadets, faculty and staff were recognized during VMI’s annual Institute Awards ceremony, held May 14 in Cameron Hall. The following awards were presented:
Alan D’Andelot Belin Memorial Prize – John W. McDonald.
John Ryd Bush Award – Zachary J. Harth.
General Withers A. Burress Marksmanship Award – Kevin C. Jones and Marie M. Mallet.
Charles H. Dayhuff, Jr. ’31 First Captain Award – Sean P. Noll.
Cmdr. H.M. Mason Military Proficiency – Timothy M. Graziano.
Charles R. Martin ’55 Award – William J. Wild.
General Douglas MacArthur Cadet Award – Matthew R. Brock.
Earl L. Valentine Jr. Award and Brigadier General Alonzo J. Walter ’49B Award – John E. Alerding IV.
Raptor Award – Michelle A. Church, Jesse R. Wells, and Ian C. McGee.
Major General Stephen Sewell, Jr. ’60 Award – Zachary A. Ratka.
Major General Robert Wagner Award – Troy J. Warcewicz.
Major General J. A. B. Dillard Jr., ’42 Award – Timothy V. Johnson.
100th Infantry Division Lieutenant General Withers A. Burress Scholarship Fund Award – Tanner S. Knight, Weston S. Hitchcock, Mary R. Meidenbauer, and Darren M. Waters.
The Lieutenant John H. Lattin ’66 Award – Michael T. Gwinn.
Caroline Gauss Tait Award – Samantha D. Price.
Colonel Thomas St. John Arnold Award – Timothy M. Graziano.
Chesty Puller Scholarship Award – Joseph T. Bishop and Ryan D. Hillman.
Chesty Puller Award, First Marine Division – Craig R. Waldman.
General Lemuel C. Shepherd Jr. Sixth Marine Division Award – Craig R. Waldman and William J. Wild.
General Lemuel C. Shepherd Scholarship, Sixth Marine Division Award – John E. Dommert.
The Chief of Naval Operations Distinguished Midshipman Graduate Award – Maxx D. Hipko.
Lieutenant Mark R. Wilson Sr. Midshipman Award – Caleb N. Healy.
Intercollegiate Sports Award – Keith B. Gabriel, Stephen T. Robarge, and Jennifer J. Sing.
Lieutenant General Edward Mallory Almond ’15 Award– Matthew R. Brock.
The Nathaniel W. Pendleton ’22 Distinguished Coaching Award – James H. Whitten.
Alfred H. Knowles Award (First Class) – Caroline D. Wortham.
The Floyd D. Gottwald Jr ’43 Award in Chemistry – Shu-Hui He.
Civil Engineering Award – Pattanun Chanpiwat.
The John W. and Jane M. Roberts Award – Michael A. Shafer.
Stewart W. Anderson ’08 Memorial Award – William C. Baber Jr. and David T. Wagner Jr.
Asa S. Dearing Award – Gabrielle M. McCarron.
Lieutenant Randolph T. Townsend Award – Douglas J. Alvey.
International Studies Award – Robert T. Earle and Christopher Q. Adams.
John H. French Medal and Commodore Matthew Fontaine Maury Award – Cheng-Wei Kuo.
United Daughters of the Confederacy Stonewall Jackson Award – Craig R. Waldman.
United Daughters of the Confederacy Sir Moses Ezekiel Award – Eric L. Russo.
Jeff Shaara Scholar-in-Residence Award – Joel J. Kernen.
The Colonel Daniel T. Ingram 1921 Castle Heights Military Academy Award – Juan E. Thrasher.
Adolpho Ponzanelli Award – Brian T. Pool.
Institute Honors Thesis Award – Brian T. Pool, humanities and social sciences; Michael T. Everett, engineering and science.
Superintendent William H Milton Jr. Class of 1920 Award – John E. Alerding IV.
The Wilbur S. Hinman Jr., ’26 Research Award – Cadet John E. Alerding IV and Col. Joseph R. Blandino, Cadet Matthew D. Fisher and Col. Cash Koeniger, Cadet Robert T. Earle and Maj. Howard B. Sanborn IV, and Cadet Corinne M. Lariviere and Col. Henry D. Schreiber.
Col. Herbert Nash Dillard ’34 Award – Jenna M. Pickett.
Faculty Scholarship for Merit – Corinne M. Lariviere and Matthew R. Waalkes, natural science and mathematics; Simone R. Jimenez, social science; and Shun-Te Shih, engineering.
Francis H. Smith Award – Frederick Dawson.
The Dr. D. Rae Carpenter Award – Maj. Brent D. Hierman.
The Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award – Maj. Howard B. Sanborn IV.
Matthew Fontaine Maury Research Award – Lt. Col. Barry R. Cobb.
The VMI Distinguished Teaching Award – Lt. Col. Barry R. Cobb, Lt. Col. Charles D. Newhouse, and Col. Holly J. Richardson.
The General Edwin Cox ’20 Institute Professorship in History and Economics – Col. Kenneth E. Koons.
The Beverly M. Read 1941 Institute Professorship in Arts and Sciences – Col. Henry D. Schreiber.
The VMI Distinguished Service Award – Wade H. Branner, athletics; Dr. David L. Copeland, Institute physician; and Kenneth W. “Charlie” Moore, physical plant.