Charles V. Willie, the Charles W. Eliot Professor of Education Emeritus at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University, received the Merit Award from the Eastern Sociological Society. Willie is a past president of the society.

Andrew O. Coggins Jr., professional consultant at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, was the recipient of the ITB Science Award for the Best International Paper for his dissertation entitled, “What Makes a Passenger Ship a Legend.”