Faculty and Staff Awards and Honors

William Church, associate professor of chemistry and neuroscience, has been awarded a Faculty Award for Promoting Excellence grant from the Consortium on High Achievement and Success. Church was recognized for his project in the area of improving recruitment and retention of under-represented minority students in science and math.    

Ward Curran ’57, George M. Ferris Professor of Corporate Finance and Investments, has had an endowed chair named in his honor. The Ward S. Curran Distinguished Professorship in Economics has been established through a generous gift of Trinity alumnus Peter Kraus ’74. According to the terms of the endowment, the “chairholder shall focus teaching and research attention on the economics of finance and related areas, including, but not limited to corporate finance, financial markets and asset pricing.” Curran will occupy the chair named in his honor until his retirement.

Lucy Ferriss, writer-in-residence, has been awarded the Robert Penn Warren Centennial Prize for her essay, “Robert Penn Warren and Psychological Pastoralism,” which will appear in the winter 2005 issue of Shenandoah, The Washington and Lee University Review. The prize was created to celebrate the hundred-year anniversary of the birth of the poet, novelist, and critic Robert Penn Warren.

Gerald J. Hansen, Jr. ’51, P’78, ’84, ’88, secretary of the College, emeritus, was honored by the Trinity Club of Hartford with its Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is given to a member of the Trinity community in recognition of years of service to the College and its alumni.     

Diane Zannoni, professor of economics, has been named the G. Fox and Company Professor of Economics. Established in 1956, the professorship was established through gifts from Mrs. Beatrice Fox Auerbach and the G. Fox and Company department store she headed. Zannoni is the third member of the economics department to hold the chair.


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