Undergraduate Fellow Christian Potter is Awarded Prestigious Pyne Prize

February 15, 2022

We at the James Madison Program are very pleased to announce that Christian Potter '22, one of our many wonderful Undergraduate Fellows, has been named a co-winner of Princeton University's 2022 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize. Established in 1921, the Pyne Prize is awarded to the senior "who has most clearly manifested excellent scholarship, strength of character and effective leadership." It is the highest distinction conferred by Princeton University upon an undergraduate student. Potter is the third James Madison Program Undergraduate Fellow to recieve the award in the past five years. 

Potter, who served as president of the Princeton University Undergraduate Student Government, said the following in response to the news that he had won the Pyne Prize: "The true honor of receiving the Pyne Prize is the reminder of the support I’ve received from professors, administrators, advisers, classmates, friends and family members throughout a tumultuous yet thrilling four years at Princeton...One of the beautiful things about Princeton is that so many joyful moments here are inherently shared by many, and to me the Pyne Prize is no exception." 

You can read the full announcement from Princeton University here

Photo by Denise Applewhite, Princeton University Office of Communications.