Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Mississippi

Undergraduate Awards

Taylor Medals

Taylor Medals are awarded to no more than 1 percent of the University’s student body each year. Recipients must be nominated for outstanding scholarship in a particular field, combined with superior work in other subjects.

 

2019    Jacqueline Knirnschild (Anthropology), Heath Wooten (Anthropology)
2013    
Emma Willoughby (Sociology)
2010    Billie Forest (Anthropology)
2009    Drew Wilkerson (Sociology)
2000    Kurt Brummett (Sociology)

Department Awards

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers two annual undergraduate awards:

The Julien Tatum Award, established in 1981 by the friends and colleagues of the late Dr. Julien Tatum, former University professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, recognizes the outstanding graduating senior in Sociology.

The Francis James Award was named for Francis W. James, Professor of Anthropology, who died in December 1983. Her association with the University of Missisisppi began in 1965. Her research included work at Roman and Medieval sites in England; and sites in Jordan, Sicily, and Syria. The James Award is given to an outstanding senior Anthropology major.

2019 Award Winners

Julien Tatum Award
Brenna Paola, Victoria Heim
Francis James Award
Hailey Walley

2018 Award Winners

Julien Tatum Award
Elizabeth Taylor
Francis James Award
Elizabeth Taylor

2017 Award Winners

Julien Tatum Award
Jacquenique Holifield, Jenna Bailey, Dominique Scott, Ebonee Carpenter
Francis James Award
Martha Mize, Cody Sanders

2016 Award Winners

Julien Tatum Award
Lauren Hughes
Francis James Award
Laura Dona, Dalton Capps

2015 Award Winners

Julien Tatum Award
Joshua Shane Horton, Matthew Trent Fernandez
Francis James Award
Timothy Michael Harris

2014 Award Winners

Julien Tatum Award
Shanda Taylor, Melissa Wiesniewski
Francis James Award
Kaitlin Moore, Mary Elizabeth Smithson

2013 Award Winners

Julien Tatum Award
Robert Corban, Emma Willoughby
Francis James Award
Mattie Codling, Mary Margaret Saulters

2012 Award Winners

Julien Tatum Award
Heather Knight, Darian Khosrowshahi
Francis James Award
Locakeya Griffin

2011 Award Winners

Julien Tatum Award
Kelly Pizzo, Curtis McGehee

2010 Award Winners

Julien Tatum Award
Robert Reece, Artair Rogers, Haley West, Blake Williams
Francis James Award
Jaquelyn Land

2009 Award Winners

Julien Tatum Award
Drew Wilkerson
Francis James Award
Jaquelynn Ennis