Dedication of The Scott MacPherson Stapleton Award
The Dedication of the Scott MacPherson Stapleton Award took place on Monday, October 1st. The event was held in the McGhee Library in the Intercultural Center on the campus of Georgetown University.
The event began with Professor Denise Brennan, Chair of the Department of Anthropology, welcoming everyone and thanking them for coming. Professor Susan Terrio, Scott's mentor, spoke about working with Scott and how extraordinary he was both as a student and person.
Three Georgetown Alumni, Ian Bourland (SFS '04), Beth Hallowell (SFS '04) and Mythri Jegathesan (COL '03) also shared their reflections. Ian, a friend of Scott's, shared a number of great stories, reminisced about their friendship, and discussed the influence that anthropology had on both of them. Beth and Mythri did not personally know Scott, but shared their thoughts on how anthropology has shaped their personal and professional lives, as well as the many similarities they had with Scott.
Following these beautiful remarks, Scott's father Frank spoke as well and shared a few wonderful stories of his own to close out the evening.
It was an incredibly moving evening, and we would like to thank everyone who helped make this event so special. It was obvious to everyone in attendance that Scott MacPherson Stapleton lives on through the countless individuals who were fortunate enough to be a part of his journey!
Please see below for some pictures as well as text from the speeches given at the Dedication Ceremony.
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