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The Thatcher Prize For Excellence in Graduate and Professional Study was created in honor of Margaret, The Lady Thatcher, the 21st Chancellor of William & Mary. The award is presented annually to recognize an outstanding student in graduate or professional study. The winner is selected on the basis of scholarship, service, and character.

The Thatcher Prize For Excellence in Graduate and Professional Study Recipients

2000 Juliana Maria Harding, VIMS

2001 Mary Sue Backus, Law

2002 Christine Lucille Hill, School of Education

2003 Elizabeth Kathleen Hinchey, VIMS

2004 Jennifer Lilliston Hindman, School of Education

2005 Amanda Lynne Howard, Arts & Sciences

2006 Virginia Ambler Miller, School of Education

2007 Kristin France, VIMS

2008 Jody Lynn Allen, Arts & Sciences

2009 Cullen Drescher, Law

2010 Brian Daugherity, Arts & Sciences

2011 Edward Downing Maris-Wolf, Arts & Sciences

2012 Jeffrey Todd Bozman, Law

2013 Samuel Joseph Lake, VIMS

2014 Andre Buchheister, VIMS

2015 Jonathan Stephan Lefcheck, VIMS

2016 Kerrigan Rose Mahoney, School of Education

2017 Isaac David Irby, VIMS, Arts & Sciences (joint degrees)

2018 Natalia Rezai, Law

2019 Yi Hao, School of Education

2020 Hillary Kody, Law

2021 Joseph Matt, VIMS

2022 Robert Clay Thompson, Jr., School of Education

2023 Andrew Derik Corso, VIMS

2024 Holly L. Grunter, Arts & Sciences

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