News in Brief: 26 February 2010

    *School of Education honors alumna*

    Lucia Villa Sebastian M.A.Ed. ’87 Ed.S. ’92 Ed.D. ’96, the chief academic officer for York County Schools, received the College of William and Mary School of Education’s 2010 Jo Lynne DeMary Award for her contributions to education.

    Sebastian is also an assistant adjunct professor at the College. She has held a variety of positions in Virginia schools, including director of curriculum and student achievement for York County, principal of James River Elementary School in Williamsburg and assistant principal of Bethel Manor Elementary School in York County.

    Former recipients of the award include Virginia Sen. Tommy Norment J.D. ’73 and former New Kent County School Superintendent J. Roy Geiger II ’72 M.Ed. ’77 Ed.S. ’86 Ed.D. ’94.

    *College law professor’s works to be published*

    College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law resident scholar Charles Hobson is compiling for publication works by St. George Tucker, a member of the Class of 1772 and the second law professor at the College. Hobson compiled 1,600 pages of notebooks into three manuscript volumes titled “Notes of Certain Cases in the General Court, District Courts, and Court of Appeals in Virginia, from the year 1786 to 1811,” as well as Tucker’s notes on U.S. District Court and U.S. Circuit Court case from 1813 to 1822.

    “Tucker’s legacy has not been fully appreciated,” Hobson said. “This is particularly true of the massive collection of his law papers that have reposed in Swem Library’s Special Collections since 1938.”

    Hobson’s work was funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation and the Warren W. Hobbie Charitable Trust, as well as other contributions. Currently, he is in the process of revising the 2,600-page edition.


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