Williamson Medal

Awarded on the basis of a vote by the faculty, the Williamson Medal is the highest student award presented each year at the Commencement ceremonies.

2023 Recipient: Nadadezhda Ivanova

Nadya Ivanova receives Williamson Medal.

President Barbara K. presents Nadezhda Ivanova '23 with the Williamson Medal at Commencement 2023.

Nadadezhda “Nadya” Ivanova, of Sofia, Bulgaria, is the 2023 recipient of the Henry S. Williamson Medal, Franklin & Marshall College’s most prestigious award for student achievement. She graduated summa cum laude, majoring in government and minoring in German literature and culture. She received the medal at the College’s 2023 Commencement on May 13. An excerpt from her citation:

Nadya, your thought-provoking academic research, your excellent record of scholarship, and your dedication and service to your fellow students and the Franklin & Marshall community personify the College's ideal of developing graduates of intellect, character and leadership. You represent not only the power of a liberal arts education, but all that makes Franklin & Marshall College such a special place. Congratulations!

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