Bryan Award Recipients
for Excellence in a Vermont Research Project

Note: Copies of papers submitted in competitions are available in Special Collections in the Bailey/Howe Library at The University of Vermont.
Student Year Advisor Institution Title
Newton Rose 2015 Rae Nishi, Neurology and Helga Schreckenberger, German "Remembering Elia Corti: The Durability of Granite & the Fluidity of Memory"
Emily Bensen 2014 Michael Sheridan (Sociology) Middlebury College "The Dynamics of Social Capital: A Study of Town Clerks as Key Participants in Exchange Relationships in Addison County Communities"
Harriet Napier 2013 Svea Closser (Sociology) Middlebury College "The Subculture of the Suppressed: Living in Middlebury's Motels"
No recipient 2012
No recipient 2011
Kevin Madore 2010 Kathryn Morse (History) Middlebury College "The Labor Fever of the Rutland Knights: How the Working Class Gained Power in the Marble Utopia of Vermont">
Gregory McDermott
James Ralph
Middlebury College
"'Leave It or Sink With It': The Rise and Fall of the Vermont Know-Nothing Party"
Benjamin Robins
Amy Morsman
Middlebury College
"Privileged Scholars or Patriotic Soldiers? Middlebury College Students and the Civil War, A Comparison of the Town and College"
Emily Wheeler
Burke Rochford
Middlebury College
"Small Town vs. Big Wind: Exploring the Complexity of the Wind Power Debate in Rural Vermont"
Cara Gooch
Andrew Wentink
(Special Collections)
Middlebury College
"A Holy Battle: The Antislavery Movement in Vermont, 1819–1840"
Erinn Grimes
Travis B. Jacobs
Middlebury College
"Academic Duality: The Middlebury Russian School from 1945 to 1955"
Lindsey Whitton
James Ralph
Middlebury College
"Nature Versus Nurture: The Vermont Children's Aid Society's Struggle with Eugenics Theory, 1919–1925"
Susan Reagan - co-recipient
Amy Morsman
Middlebury College
"From Farm to Nearby Factory: Female Millworkers in Middlebury, Vermont in the 1840s"
Alden Woodrow - co-recipient
Jonathan Isham
(Economics & Environmental Studies)
Middlebury College
"The Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act and Vermont: Values, Applications, and Impacts"
Michael Snow 2002 Peter B. Nelson (Geography) Middlebury College "This Compost: A Cooperative, Whole-Systems Approach to Dairy"
Alisa Leib 2001 Jeanne Shea (Anthropology) University of Vermont "Domestic Violence and Cultural Sensitivity in Burlington, Vermont"
Flavio Bollag 2000 Kathryn Morse (History) Middlebury College "Boots, Backpacks, and the Beauty of Vermont: The Development of a Hiking Culture along the Long Trail, 1910-1930"
Anthony Carbrello, Daniel Giuliani, Beth Kruger, Jesse LeClair, Stephanie Lewis, Sherry Mahady, Kelly Martelle, Mary-Catherine Munck, and Maryann Sullivan 1999 Amy Werbel (Fine Arts) St. Michael's College "Historic Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester/Essex, Vermont"

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John Thomas 1998 Dona Brown (History) University of Vermont "The Engine of Enlightenment: Samuel Hitchcock and the Creation of the University of Vermont Seal"
Regina-Anne Cooper 1997 Michael Sherman (Liberal Studies) Vermont College of Norwich University "Three Vermont Diaries"