Cornell History: Sands Memorial Medal
August 20, 1893
Charles Goodwin Sands, Class of 1890, dies three years after having graduated. His father and sisters gave a memorial medal in 1899 to what was then the College of Architecture. Every year since 1900, the college has awarded the Sands Memorial Medal to an art student for work of exceptional merit. Past winners include Day Hall architect Frederick L. Ackerman, Class of 1902.