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Jackier Prize

Jackier Prize ceremony, 2017. Donors Larry and Eleanor Jackier with prize winners Amanda Talaski, Joshua Burg, and Ryan LaRose. Not pictured: prize winners Anna Billiard and Logan Light.

What is the Jackier Prize?  

In 2013, UM alumnus Lawrence Jackier and his wife Eleanor Jackier loaned 30 archaeological artifacts from their private collection to the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology in order to facilitate hands-on exercises for students. In addition, they donated the funding to establish a cash prize for undergraduates who participate in these exercises. In 2014-2015, we opened the competition to all undergraduates at the University of Michigan. Last year’s prize winners were: Anna Billiard, a freshman planning to major in Data Science and English; Joshua Burg, a freshman planning to study Business; Ryan LaRose, a senior majoring in Mathematics and Physics; Logan Light, a junior studying Computer Science; and Amanda Talaski, a freshman planning to study Public Health. 

Learn more about the winners and read their essays:

Jackier Prize Awards Ceremony

2017-2018 Competition

Please join us in honoring our 2018 prize recipients:

  • Dilyn Grabell
  • Isabel Grace
  • Madeline Jacobson

When: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018, 5:00 PM

Where: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Please RSVP by Thursday, April 5th to or (734) 647-0441.