In memory of a much-loved history professor, the John Fraser Ramsey Award is given annually to an outstanding junior with broad humanistic interests who has demonstrated selfless leadership and served as a role model for his or her contemporaries. In addition to a handsome cash stipend, the winner is provided the opportunity to take a great ideas European trip of his or her own devising.
This year’s winner is Hannah Hicks, a double major in philosophy and religious studies. Hannah is an honors student, a Blackburn Fellow, a teaching assistant in the Department of Philosophy, and an Ambassador for the College of Arts and Science. She is the executive director of cUltivAte Peer Mentors, and was herself a peer mentor in the University’s first Freshmen Learning Seminar on LGBT history. Her plan is to attend law school and become a civil rights attorney, promoting social justice in the American South.