Stephen R. Gregg III, a senior at the University of Mary Washington, has been awarded the prestigious Richard L. Storinger Award at the Center for Academic Integrity 2007 International Conference at Christopher Newport University in Newport News.
The Center for Academic Integrity is a consortium of 360 high schools, colleges and universities devoted to academic integrity. The award recognizes a student for extraordinary accomplishments, exceptional persistence and/or great courage in promoting academic integrity. The recipient is honored for outstanding achievement in shaping a campus culture of integrity and the commitment to do the right thing despite obstacles or opposition.
Gregg, a resident of Warren, N.J, is in his second year as president of UMW’s Honor Council for the College of Arts and Sciences campus, a position to which he was elected at the end of his sophomore year.
Bernard M. Chirico, vice president for student affairs at UMW, said that Gregg has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the guiding principles of the UMW Honor System. He helped develop graduated sanctioning guidelines which make the system more educational and less punitive. He was instrumental in producing an honor education video used to educate new students on the honor system at UMW.
“Stephen has presided over a system in the throes of change, and has brought it through successfully, and stronger than ever,” Chirico said. “He has shown remarkable maturity and adaptability in his stewardship of the honor system.”
In an opinion column for the Richmond Times-Dispatch published August 5, 2007, Gregg wrote, “At UMW, we value education, redemption and maturation. Students everywhere are bound to make a minor mistake or two—at UMW, we place an emphasis on how to move past those mistakes so that students can reach their potential.”