William G. and Elizabeth Skeele Klein Scholarship

Dr. William G. Klein taught sociology and history at Warren Wilson College from 1954 until his retirement in 1972. He organized and coached the first soccer team, and in 1954 he initiated the Indian archaeological excavation on campus, with the cooperation of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Klein’s beloved wife, Elizabeth, died in 1970. At that time he established an award in sociology and anthropology in her honor to go "to a junior student, majoring in sociology or anthropology, who has done good work in this curriculum, and whose activities on the campus and in the larger community reflect to a high degree a religious concern for human dignity, good will, and understanding among people of diverse backgrounds – one of the meaningful purposes of education and life at Warren Wilson College."