Independent Minds, Working Together

Honors and Prizes

The Ronald E. Hustwit Prize in Philosophy

The Hustwit Prize, which was established in 2007 by students, colleagues, and friends of Ron Hustwit, will be awarded annually to a senior philosophy major who, in the judgment of the Department, has shown great love of both the subject and the practice of philosophy. This prize honors Professor Ronald Hustwit for his life-long commitment to the students at the College of Wooster and for his contributions to the cultivation of philosophical skills, dispositions, and enthusiasm for philosophy among those students. Recipients of the Hustwit Prize have been:

  • 2013 — Quentin Fisher
  • 2012 — Nicholas Alexendar Ehrhardt and Maria Millan
  • 2011 — Meghan O’Brien and Meghan Hough
  • 2010 — Lindsay Brainard
  • 2009 — Matt Gorski and Meredith Wilson
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The John F. Miller Prize

The Miller Prize, established in 1913, is given at graduation to the major student who has the highest standing in Philosophy. Recipients of the Miller Prize have been:

  • 2012 — Aaron Michael Novick
  • 2011 — Meghan Elizabeth O’Brien
  • 2010 — Lindsay Marissa Brainard
  • 2009 — Matthew Gorski and Russell Roberts
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The Remy Johnston Memorial Prize in Philosophy

The Remy Johnston Prize was established in 1989 by the Johnston family and the faculty and students of the Department of Philosophy in memory of Remy Alexander Johnston, a senior Philosophy major at the College. The prize is awarded annually to a senior Philosophy major who, in the Department's judgment, has shown outstanding progress in developing philosophical skills and promise as a philosopher. Recipients of the Johnston Prize have been:

  • 2013 — Brandon Andrew and Veronique Jones
  • 2012 — Mary Helen Brickhouse and Remington Jackson
  • 2011 — Abbas Sabur and Benjamin Gartin
  • 2010 — John Obery and Elizabeth Deringer
  • 2009 — Luke Power and Matt Kirk
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The D. Ivan Dykstra Philosophy Roundtable Book Prize

The Dykstra Prize was established in 1999 by the family of Dr. Ivan Dykstra to be awarded annually to a student of Philosphy who has contributed significantly to the Philosophy Roundtable. This prize honors Ivan Dykstra's lifelong commitment to the study of philosophy in the context of liberal education. His commitment was manifested both in his long teaching career at Hope College and in his leading role through penetrating questions and insightful comments at Philosophy Roundtable discussions during his retirement in Wooster.

This Prize is awarded annually to a Philosophy major who, in the Department's judgment, has distinguished herself/himself during the past year in Philosophy Roundtable weekly discussions/meeting. The prize will be chosen by the faculty of the Department of Philosophy and presented at the College Annual Recognition Banquet. Receipients of the Dykstra Prize have been:

  • 2013 — Katherine Schiller
  • 2012 — Aaron Novick and Emily DeTar
  • 2011 — Sophia Sylvia-Sinco Derugen-Toomey
  • 2010 — Matthew McNaughton and Jonah Comstock
  • 2009 — Johann Weber and Russell Roberts
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