Peggy Ryan Williams served as president of Ithaca College from 1997 to 2008. She was a strong advocate for academic achievement, co-curricular involvement, and community service. Based on these qualities, this award for academic and community leadership was named in her honor. After her tenure at Ithaca College, Dr. Williams has continued to support student leadership on campus and involvement in the community. She is a role model for life-long service to higher education, as demonstrated by her involvement on the board of the American Association of University Women, and her global work with the Women in Leadership in Higher Education Forum.
This award recognizes students who excel academically, perform service to the College community and nation, and represent an exemplary level of accomplishment. The most outstanding students representing the College are selected for this award.
To be considered for this award, a student must have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, be in good judicial standing, and have made contributions in multiple areas, including:
1. Community service,
2. Involvement and leadership in organizations, and/or
3. Paid positions of a selective nature.
Applications for the 2023 Peggy Ryan Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership are now open and will close on February 23, 2023 at 11:59pm. Please apply here!