William S. Connor Award

The William S. Connor Award is presented to the graduate student whom the faculty deems the most outstanding among those students passing the preliminary examinations during the current year. Thus, a winner is not selected until the beginning of the year following the year designated on the award. The award reads: Presented by the faculty of the Department of Statistics to outstanding Ph.D. candidates in memory of a former colleague Dr. William S. Connor scholar, teacher, and gentleman.

 

 1967 B. R. Waldron

 1985 Ronald H. Berdine

 2003 Tanya Apanasovich

 1968 F. M. Speed

 1986 Julia U. Oñate

 2004 Christie Spinka

 1969 J. H. Matis

 1987 Scott D. Grimshaw

 2005 Yehua Li

 1970 A. H. Feiveson

 1988 William P. Alexander

 2006 Arnab Maity

 1971 M. D. McKay

 1989 Jangsun Baek

 2007 Brad Barney

 1973 R. L. Kodell

 1990 James W. Hardin

            Kristin Lennox

 1974 L. D. Gianchetta

 1991 Cheng Cheng

 2009 Xiaolei Xun

 1975 R. K. Burdick

 1992 Huay-Min Pu

 2010 Tanya Garcia

 1976 David A. Lamb

 1993 Stephen Eckert

 2011 Qifan Song

 1977 Paul P. Biemer

 1994 Qinli Yu

 2012 Kun Su

 1978 Randall L. Eubank

 1995 Andy Liaw

 2013 Ya Su

 1979 J. Richard Alldredge

 1996 Jeffrey D. Maca

 2014 Jingnan Xue

 1980 William J. Riley

 1997 Christian Galindo

 2015 Kejun He

 1981 T. J. Woodfield

 1998 Birgir Hrafnkelsson

           Shiyuan He

 1982 Philip C. Spector

 1999 Christopher Shane Reese

 2016 Yabo Niu

 1983 Anne T. Coleman

 2000 Chunfeng Huang

 2017 Zijuan Chen

 1984 Edgar W. Richardson

 2001 Stanley Pounds

 1985 Katherine M. Ensor

 2002 Daniel P. Gaile