2022 Religious Studies Awards

2022 Graduate Religious Studies Award – Kang Xiong. Kang will begin study for an MDiv degree at Harvard Divinity School this fall.
This award is given in recognition of seniors or recent alums who have been accepted to a graduate program in Religious Studies or in a closely allied field with the aim of continuing studies begun in Religious Studies at Bates.

2022 Rev. West Gould Willis Award – O. Alexander Platt
This endowed award, administered annually by Bates College with a small cash prize, is given, by stipulation of the prize endowment, to one or more students for “reading of the Bible with Expression.” The Willis Award “for excellence in reading from the Bible was established by Dr. Ellen A. Williamson of Los Angeles, California, in memory of her father, the Reverend West Gould Willis, Cobb Divinity School, 1871.” It is currently awarded in recognition of excellent work in biblical studies.