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Past Winston Awards

Established by Roger ('76, '79) and Karen Winston (’75), the annual Winston Honors Writing Awards recognize the best essays, research papers, and theses written by honors students.

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2021 Recipients

Short Essay

Ethan Heidtman for "Carroll County, Maryland: Coming to Terms with Violence"

Ethan Selko for "Violence in Park Heights, Maryland"

Research Paper

Debbie Adam for "Health Literacy Initiatives to Combat The COVID-19 Misinfodemic"

Carol Wang for "One Hairy Situation: An Overview of Fur in Fashion"


Mark Cerasoli for "Characterizing the Role of Endophilin-A2 in Plasma Membrane Repair"

Stephanie Lizzo for "Examining the Impact of Rebel Leadership Dynamics on External Support in Intra-State Conflicts"

M Pease for "Gender Minority Young Adult Mental Health: Anti-Transgender Prejudice, Mediators, and Implications in the COVID-19 Era"

Patrick Peralta for "Dictatorship of the Vengeful: The Rise of Civic Authoritarianism in Rodrigo Duterte's Philippines"

William Wong for "Imprisoned by Orthodoxy: Religion in Dune"

Faculty Award

Professor William O. Lamp

About the Awards

Mr. and Mrs. Winston at ceremonyThe annual Winston Family Honors Writing Awards were established to recognize Honors student writing and to acknowledge the central role that faculty members play in mentoring Honors College students. We are grateful to Roger Winston ('76), Karen Winston (’75), and their daughter Emily Winston (’06) whose generous gift provides these merit awards. We deeply appreciate the Winston family’s investment in academic excellence and their commitment to University Honors, the Honors College, and the University of Maryland.

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