Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Bailey Thomson '06 Wins W&M Carr Cup
from William & Mary Press Office
Richmond’s Thomson Wins Carr Memorial Cup At W&M Commencement Ceremony
(Williamsburg, Va.) – Kathryn Bailey Thomson (goes by Bailey), daughter of Audrey and Gordon Thomson of Richmond, Va., received the College of William & Mary's James Frederic Carr Memorial Cup during Commencement ceremonies on May 16, 2010.
The Carr Cup is presented annually to the graduating senior "who best combines the qualities of character, scholarship and leadership." It is named for James Carr, who came to W&M in 1914, served with distinction in World War I, and lost his life before he could return to the College.
Thomson, a Monroe Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa among several honors societies, graduated with a double major and departmental honors in Middle Eastern Studies and Government. She was honored for her roles as Chair of the Undergraduate Honor Council, Resident Assistantship, NAACP membership, and leadership in international service.
“Bailey has been a faithful steward of the College’s highest values,” W&M President Taylor Reveley said. “She represents the best of William & Mary, not only for exemplary character, scholarship and leadership, but also for her deep commitment to bringing our diverse community together and seeking understanding across our lines of difference.”