Emily Schuetz Stryker Memorial Award
The Emily Schuetz Stryker Memorial Award was established in 2014, in memory and in honor of Emily Schuetz Stryker, a graduate of the WUDPAC class of 2013. In the words of her classmate, “Emily was undoubtedly one of the strongest, most brilliant, and most positive forces in our class – and her inclusion in our group made us all better people, better friends, and better conservators”. Each year, as the recipient is selected, we keep these words in mind as well as the promise to do our best to select someone who shares Emily’s interests and passions: textile conservation, preventive conservation minor, Maryland, travel, and financial stability.
The 2020 recipient, Kris Cnossen, is an excellent fit. Kris is a textile major, with strong preventive experience, who did a formative internship at the Maryland Historical Society. Kris is also passionate about making the path to conservation graduate education affordable. One of their dreams is to establish a fund to support students who relocate to take on pre-program interests. The selection committee believe the words “positive force” used by Emily’s class to describe her, are equally appropriate to describe Kris.
Recipients of the Stryker Memorial Award:
2014 Miranda Dunn
2015 Mariana Di Giacomo
2016 Jackie Peterson
2017 Nick Kaplan
2018 Lindsey Zachman
2019 Maddie Cooper
2020 Kris Cnossen