GS2 Scholar Chloe Warpinski Announced Recipient of the James C Waggoner Grant for Summer 2023


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This award honors the memory of Dr. James C. Waggoner, Jr. who had appreciation and love for the graduate program and for the value of funded research during a graduate career. Jamie began his anthropology career as an undergraduate student at Middle Georgia College (now Georgia College and State University) and University of Georgia, where he participated in his first archaeological field school in 1996. Jamie enrolled in a Master’s program at Florida State University after working as an archaeologist in Cultural Resource Management for a few years.

In 2002 Jamie finished his Master’s degree and began his Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Florida which he finished in August 2009. A little more than a month after earning his Ph.D. Jamie passed away from brain cancer that he battled since the summer of 2008. In addition to dissertation fieldwork along the Chickasawhatchee and Ichawaynochaway Creeks of southwestern Georgia, Jamie participated in field projects in central Georgia, northeastern Georgia, Florida, and Mexico. Although Dr. Waggoner studied archaeology, his wishes were for the award to fund students in any subfield of anthropology. Jamie’s passion for and commitment to archaeology will never be forgotten. For more information on Jamie Waggoner, visit UF Digital Collections.

This grant will fund Chloe’s archival research at the Wisconsin Historical Society during Summer 2023.