Abby Wooten

Recipient of the 2022 William Stevens Powell Award

The William Stevens Powell Award was established in 2002 by the North Caroliniana Society in honor of the Society’s first president, long-time vice-president, and distinguished historian. The award recognizes a graduating senior in The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who is judged to have contributed most to an understanding of the history and traditions of the first state university.

~ June 2022

On June 9, 2022, the 2022 William Stevens Powell Award was presented to Abby Wooten during the Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet held in Chapel Hill, NC at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.  With Society members, and family and friends of Award recipients, we were happy to be able to celebrate together.

More information about the Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet, including award recipients, can be found in Number 63 of the North Caroliniana Society Imprints, titled An Artist’s Perspective by William Mangum.

A video of the evening’s festivities will be available on the Society’s website.

About the Recipient

“As an undergraduate research fellow in the UNC Community Histories Workshop since 2019, Abby Wooten has worked with the Asylum in the Archive initiative. Abby’s work created the first comprehensive, searchable database for a nineteenth-century American insane asylum. In addition, she has worked on two independent projects based on her research and is currently teaching an undergraduate seminar at Carolina based on her work. The seminar she is presenting now is in CSTART: Carolina Students Taking Academic Responsibility through Teaching.” – UNC Chancellor’s Awards Celebration 2022