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Letter to the editor: Solicitations for the Pyne prize

I write to solicit nominations for the Pyne Prize, the highest general distinction the University confers upon an undergraduate, which will be awarded on Alumni Day, Saturday, February 25, 2017.

In thinking about nomination, I would ask that you consider the following description:


M. Taylor Pyne Honor Prize. A prize awarded annually to the senior who has manifested in outstanding fashion the following qualifications: excellence in scholarship, character, and effective support of the best interests of Princeton University. Founded in 1921 in remembrance of the life and character of M. Taylor Pyne, Class of 1877, Trustee of Princeton 1885-1921, by his cousin, Mrs. May Taylor Moulton Hanrahan, the prize is the highest general distinction the University confers upon an undergraduate. The prize consists of the income from this fund up to the prevailing comprehensive fee for one academic year.

The prize winner will be selected by the President of the University, the Deans of the College and of Undergraduate Students, and the Secretary of the University. We are eager to receive letters of nomination from members of the University community. Please send letters to by Monday, January 9, 2017.

Signed, Kathleen Deignan

Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students