University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Whitney Wills Richardson Wins Hoos Building Bridges Award

May 7, 2021

Whitney Wills Richardson received a Hoos Building Bridges Award from President Ryan on April 7.  She was cited as being “a selfless departmental citizen. … She is someone who volunteers to help with all types of department activities, proactively improves processes as needed, and makes space in the department for everyone. Furthermore, she actively builds bridges and keeps those bridges in good repair as a key member of the department's education and public outreach cadre, amplifying astronomy’s magical way of making science accessible to all ages in the community.”  The UVAToday article on Whitney’s award is at