Celebrating Student Achievement


End of Year Awards:

  • Jarret Krone, Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year
  • Nathan Collins, Ellen Walker Prize for Excellence in Editing
  • Athena Murphy, Literary Research Award

Janette Allen and Marty Salgado join Danielle Astengo, Athena Murphy, and Jeremy Wallace as Graduate Equity Fellows.

Marty Salgado  has been elected Student Senator of Humanities and Fine Arts for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Marty Salgado and Michael Fitzpatrick--Two of our own will be representing the CSU, Chico Department of English at the 28th Annual Statewide Student Research Competition at CSU East Bay on May 2 and 3, 2014. Marty Salgado will be presenting "Mexican-American Dreams," a work of creative nonfiction that is part of his Master's Thesis he is developing under the mentorship of Professor Rob Davidson. Michael Fitzpatrick will be presenting “'To stand upright will ask thee skill': Freedom in John Milton’s Late Poems," a work of academic scholarship that he developed as part of his Master's thesis under the mentorship of Professor John Traver.

Jessica Calhoun--Jessica Calhoun has been accepted into the Conference on College Composition and Communication March 19-22, 2014 in Indianapolis, IN. Her presentation, “Bridging Identity Gaps: Understanding How Students Navigate Writing Across the Disciplines,” is based on her thesis work researching how students identify themselves as writers in different environments and how they transfer their writing knowledge from one classroom to another.

Janette Allen--Not only was Janette the recipient of the Academic and Performance Recruitment Scholarship, she also read her paper "Gertrude Atherton and Geraldine Bonner: A New Model of 19th Century Womanhood" at the Western Literature Association in October (2013).

Stephen Barry--Our own Stephen Barry read at the Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival in Massachusetts in early October.  He had been invited back to the festival after leaving a lasting impression on the festival-goers ten years ago. This year, he read alongside David Amram and others Thursday October 10th at Cappy’s Copper Kettle.


End of Year Awards:

We would like to congratulate the following graduate students for their much-deserved honors:

  • Chase Chevallier, Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year
  • Sabrina Saboury, Ellen Walker Prize for Excellence in Editing
  • Danielle Astengo, Outstanding Student Leader

These students exhibit inspiring passion and dedication. It is not a surprise that they were chosen to be recognized by the department.

Danielle Astengo, Athena Murphy, and Jeremy Wallace  joined Michael Fitzpatrick as of the Graduate Equity Fellows.

Michael Fitzpatrick received the Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholarship

Chase Chevallier, Nathan Collins, and Athena Murphy--Chevallier, Collins, and Murphy represented Chico State at the graduate conference "Renovations" at the University of Nevada Reno on March 2, 2013.

Chase Chevallier and Nathan Collins--Chevallier and Collins took part in the Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association. Chevallier presented his paper “Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged: The Morality of Judgment and the Role of Landscape inBlood Meridian: Or, Evening Redness in the West” in a panel dedicated to Cormac McCarthy’sBlood Meridian.  Collins presented his paper “The Cabin That Thoreau Built: Variations of Individualism in Transcendentalist Thought” in a general literature panel focusing on American identity.  A few weeks later, Chevallier and Collins are slated to present again at the graduate conference at University of Nevada, Reno.  We are excited to be represented by two of our best and brightest.