The Nancy P. Norton Prize in History and American Studies

Awarded by the Department of History to a graduating senior for outstanding performance in History or American Studies during his/her college career, in honor of Nancy P. Norton, a distinguished member of the Wheaton College History Department from 1953 until her retirement in 1986.  In 1993, the prize was endowed by Stephany Roller Mendelsohn, Class of 1962, a teacher and former student of Nancy Norton.

Recent winners of the Norton Prize:

  • 2023: Charlotte Berman
  • 2022: Justin Martinez, Victor Trepanier, Harrison Zeiberg
  • 2021: Amy Cummings, Jane Cummings
  • 2020: Cassandra Smith, Laura Villeneuve
  • 2019: Christine Evers, Maureen McCafferty
  • 2018: Emma Beaulieu, Everett Bertrand, John Segal, James Wegener
  • 2017: Hannah Lytle
  • 2016:  Bridgit Burke-Smith, Kyle Duval, Emma Woodcock
  • 2015:  Erika Prince
Nancy P. Norton
Nancy P. Norton

The Department considers the overall GPA and the GPA within the major of all senior majors when determining the winner of the Nancy P. Norton Prize in History and American Studies.