Frederick C. Copeland Award

Honors an outstanding member of the dedicated corps of alumni who help bring together prospective students and Williams College. This award is named for the great Fred Copeland, a member of the Class of 1935 who served as a professor of biology and for 31 years as a ground-breaking dean of admission during eras of significant change in the makeup of the student body, including the advent of co-education.

Carl B. Davis, Class of 1962

The Frederick C. Copeland Award honors an outstanding member of the dedicated corps of alumni who help bring together prospective students and Williams College. This award is named for the great Fred Copeland, a member of the Class of 1935, who served as a professor of biology and for 31… Continue reading »

Mary Moule, Class of 1991

The Frederick C. Copeland Award honors an outstanding member of the dedicated corps of alumni who help bring together prospective students and Williams College. This award is named for the great Fred Copeland, a member of the Class of 1935, who served as a professor of biology and for 31 years as… Continue reading »

Constance Sheehy, Class of 1975

The Frederick C. Copeland Award honors an outstanding member of the dedicated corps of alumni who help bring together prospective students and Williams College. This award is named for the great Fred Copeland, a member of the Class of 1935, who served as a professor of biology and for 31… Continue reading »

Bob Furey, Class of 1964

The Frederick C. Copeland Award honors an outstanding member of the dedicated corps of alumni who help bring together prospective students and Williams College. This award is named for the great Fred Copeland, a member of the Class of 1935 who served as a professor of biology and for 31 years as… Continue reading »

Jennifer Bees, Class of 2008

Today’s recipient began courting prospective students shortly after she matriculated as a student herself. She worked as an admission tour guide, soon rose to lead all tour guides, and as a JA insisted that a disproportionate number of “pre-frosh” spend campus overnights in her entry. In a mere five years since… Continue reading »

Joey Shaista Horn, Class of 1987

As her alma mater seeks to attract a wider and deeper pool of international students, this year’s recipient has led the charge from Oslo to Singapore. In the midst of so much else she does for Williams—from helping lead this year’s 25th reunion to serving on the board of trustees—our… Continue reading »

Claire Kelly Finando, Class of 1996

As an undergraduate, our honoree was an avid rugby player, serving as the club’s treasurer during her senior year. Amid a host of other campus activities, including an internship at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, she began what has become an enduring commitment to recruiting students to Williams, hosting candidates… Continue reading »

Cora Yang, Class of 1980

Today’s recipient is the quintessential admission liaison. Her contributions go above and beyond the call of duty. She has been San Francisco’s regional admission chair for more than a decade and was an active and effective admission rep long before that. She also has served Williams on the Regional Executive… Continue reading »

David G. Futransky, Class of 1973

This year’s Copeland Award recipient started out in the family laundry business and later explored careers in sales and finance before finding his true calling. As a seventh-grade teacher at his alma mater, Evanston Township High School, this Chicago area alumnus has become a vocal advocate for Williams and for… Continue reading »

Donna Ching, Class of 1984

Williams receives more than its share of great students from Hawaii, and this year’s Copeland Award winner has been the prime mover behind our success. Her boundless enthusiasm for Williams and her overwhelming power of persuasion have earned her reputation in the Admission Office as “The Kamaaina Closer.”  If any… Continue reading »

Doug Chumbley, Class of 1978

There’s a well-worn path from southern Florida to the Purple Mountains, as every year a steady stream of youngsters from the Sunshine State makes its way to Williamstown. This year’s Copeland Award winner has been guiding those students for more than a decade. A member of the Class of 1978,… Continue reading »

Elizabeth G. Weston, Class of 1997

The Office of Admission describes this year’s recipient as “the go-to person for the Boston area.” Always eager and enthusiastic about representing Williams, she is well suited to the task. Her “day job” is as a teacher at the Academy of the Pacific Rim, a charter school in Hyde Park. Continue reading »

Elizabeth K. Unger, Class of 1977

A 1977 graduate, this Philadelphia dynamo has organized and run almost every Williams-related event and activity in that region for more than 25 years. As we researched her participation, we found no fewer than 18 entries under “committee participation.” In addition to her admissions hat, she has worn the chapeaux… Continue reading »

Matthew W. Wyskiel, Class of 1991

This year’s recipient began a business career that led him back to his beloved hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. His energy, commitment and natural exuberance made him an obvious choice to chair the Baltimore Alumni Admissions Committee. Since taking over the helm four years ago, he has worked tirelessly to assist the… Continue reading »

Thomas M. Leous, Jr., Class of 1950

This year’s Copeland Award recipient served in the Navy for two years before coming to Williams, where he majored in English, played varsity football for four years, and was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. After eighteen years running his family’s furrier business, he entered a career in banking, retiring… Continue reading »

William Gardner, Class of 1971

Williams admission counselors traverse the country and the world. On the road, they rely on the expertise, connections, and generosity of the Williams family.  Today’s recipient is the quintessential admission host, always offering a home cooked meal and restful overnight stay.  His contributions go above and beyond the call of… Continue reading »