for excellence in scholarship, dedication to teaching, and commitment to building and sustaining the graduate student community
This year, Elissa Bullion and Ed Henry were recognized for their dedication and significant contributions to the department and graduate student community. Both recipients work tirelessly in their academics, consistently provide support to others in the department, and find ways to enrich the anthropological community.
Kathleen Cook worked for the Department of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis for sixteen years. Her service to the department went far beyond the regular duties of her job as she worked to build a community among faculty, staff, and students in anthropology. Upon Kathleen Cook’s retirement, the department announced that in recognition of her service and in acknowledgment of her deep and abiding passion for and commitment to graduate education and the well-being of the graduate students in the Department of Anthropology, the H. Kathleen Cook Graduate Student Prize was established.