2019 Yeager Award Reception and Recipients

Photo of Rodrigo Solinis-Casparius (one of the award winners) with Melissa Yeager
Rodrigo Solinis-Casparis with Melissa Yeager
Photo of Rodrigo Solinis-Casparius with Melissa Yeager and Prof. Ben Fitzhugh
Rodrigo Solinis-Casparius, Melissa Yeager, and Prof. Ben Fitzhugh

Congratulations to the Peggy Yeager Award for Teaching Excellence awardees: Hollis Miller, Gayoung Park and Rodrigo Solinis-Casparius. The Annual Yeager Award talk took place on Friday, May 24, 2019, entitled "Island Hopping in the Moluccas, past and present” and was given by Peter Lape, Paloma Sanchez and Sven Haakanson. It was a fun presentation on their recent boat tour through a set of small, remote Indonesian islands this past Spring in search of future community archaeology projects.

We could not be more pleased that Melissa Yeager continues her mother Peggy’s legacy of assistance to our students. Peggy’s interest in archaeology inspired her to found the endowment that bears her name in 2008. Thanks to the entire Yeager family for their continued support.