Ian Kraabel Memorial Prize

    Ian Kraabel 1981 Ian relaxing Ian and Ellen 

Established in 1987 by the classmates and friends of Ian Kraabel ’85, who died in an avalanche on Mount Baker in the summer of 1986, this award honors Ian’s unusual intensity, originality, and athletic ability. The Ian Kraabel Memorial Prize in History is awarded each year by the Department of History to the Senior History major who best reflects Ian’s personal qualities and his desire to pursue understanding and knowledge.

CONTACT: William North, Chair, Department of History

[In response to one of Ian's friends, yes, it is possible to add to Ian's fund online: http://apps.carleton.edu/giving/, (507) 222-4200 or (800) 492-2275; by email: giving@carleton.edu; or by mail: Carleton College Development Office, 1 N College St, Northfield, MN 55057. If you select the online option, please indicate any amount and designate in the "Additional Instructions" box (see bottom of on-line form) that your gift is for the Ian Kraabel Memorial Prize in History. As a designated gift, it is not included in your Alumni class total.]

Recipients 1987-present

  • 2017 Seth Hanselman
  • 2016 Keelin Davis
  • 2015 Marlise Williams
  • 2014 In Taek Hong
  • 2013 Eli Adelman
  • 2012 Callie Millington and Lily VanderStaay
  • 2011 Mark Olson
  • 2010 Daniel Curmé
  • 2009 Ryan Oto
  • 2008 Benjamin C. Egerman
  • 2007 Jacob Greenberg
  • 2006 Dominique (Nikki) Johnson
  • 2005 Katherine (Katie) Lee Thompson Newell and Jenny Clare Freed
  • 2004 Brett Landis
  • 2003 Karen Joy Fricke
  • 2002 Margaret Lee
  • 2001 Ezra Davidson
  • 2000 Kirsten Martens
  • 1999 Melanie Wood
  • 1998 Michele Nichols and Nicholas (Nick) Mark
  • 1997 Matthew Spohn
  • 1996 Franklin Oliver
  • 1995 Christopher (Kit) Condill
  • 1994 Kristin Olbertson
  • 1993 Abigail Gillmor
  • 1992 Etelka Lehoczky
  • 1991 James Swartout
  • 1990 Michael Suk
  • 1989 Thomas Lekan
  • 1988 Fred Nash
  • 1987 first recipient, Humphrey Costello

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