Four Fulbright College Honors Program Graduates Receive 2020 Hantz Awards

Clockwise from top right: Kathryn Judy, Winson Chee, Jake Price and Anna Cunningham.
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Clockwise from top right: Kathryn Judy, Winson Chee, Jake Price and Anna Cunningham.

For the past 65 years, students in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences who wanted more rigorous and unique courses to complement their educational goals have turned to the Fulbright College Honors Program.

And each year, the students who most embody the academic excellence of the program are selected to receive its highest honor — the Harold D. Hantz Awards and accompanying endowment. This year's honorees include:

  • Kathryn Judy, Harold D. Hantz College Scholars Award
  • Winson Chee, Harold D. Hantz College Scholars Award
  • Jake Price, Harold D. Hantz Departmental Scholars Award
  • Anna Cunningham, Margaret Kirby Hantz Service Award

Named for philosophy professor Harold D. Hantz, who along with English professor Ben Kimpel founded the first honors program at the University of Arkansas in 1955, the awards are given to those who have continued Hantz's legacy through their scholarship. Including the Fulbright College Honors Program, there are now six honors programs at the U of A, united under the Honors College.

Every year, the top graduate in each Fulbright College honors track — College Scholars and Departmental Scholars — is recognized with a Hantz Award, and students who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the college and university are awarded the Margaret Kirby Hantz Service award, in honor of Harold Hantz's sister.

"We are incredibly proud of each of these scholars," said Kirstin Erickson, director of the Fulbright College Honors Program. "They all finished so strong in a very unusual and challenging year and have already accomplished so much! We know each has so many more exciting adventures ahead of them, and we can't wait to see what they achieve next!"

Learn more about each awardee by visiting the Fulbright College Honors Program online and it's Harold D. Hantz Award page.


Andra Parrish Liwag, director of communications
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences


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