The Class of 2003 Prize in American Studies is awarded every year, by a vote of the senior American Studies majors, to the graduating student whose service to the program, the College, the New London community or the larger world community exemplifies the spirit of American studies.

American Studies Students, 2009

Above: The Class of 2009 in American Studies.

The inaugural winner was Evan Olmstead, Class of 2003, who was a tutor and program coordinator for the America Reads Challenge. He recruited, trained and placed Connecticut College students in the classrooms at Edgerton Elementary School and also arranged monthly training sessions for tutors to provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas and to learn from guest speakers about child development, classroom management and successful tactics for tutoring. He piloted a second tutoring program, a collaboration between New London High School and Connecticut College, that places college students in classrooms at the high school.

Recipients of the Class of 2003 Prize in American Studies:

2009 Heather Day and Rebecca Saxon
2007 Kelly Barkley
2006 Stephanie Platt
2005 Christopher Civali
2003 Evan Olmstead

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