The Department of English

English Graduation Celebration

Collage of faculty and students celebrating

The English graduation celebration is an annual celebration honoring English Department graduates and award recipients. Food and refreshments are provided and guests are welcome when they RSVP.

2021 Celebration 

Outstanding B.A. Student in Englishpresented by Dr. Laura Sparks

Miguel Bishop

Outstanding M.A. Student in English - presented by Dr. Erin Kelly

Alondra Adame

Excellence in English Awards - presented by Dr. Kim Jaxon

Simone Bates

Chloe Freeland

Tim Hayes

Samantha Lawson

Adianna Paul

Larisa Perkins-Orta

English Department Diversity Award - presented by Dr. Ayde Enriquez-Loya

Tim Hayes

Larisa Perkins-Orta

Carol Burr Student Research Awards


Ellen Walker Prize for Excellence in Editing - presented by Professor Sarah Pape

Tim Hayes

M.A. with Distinction - presented by Dr. Erin Kelly

Alondra Adame

Jo Hooste

Creative Writing Awards

Poetry - presented by Dr. Jeanne Clark

1st prize: Brooke Kenney

Honorable Mention: Alaina Gillett

Fiction - presented by Dr. Rob Davidson

1st prize: Katherine Wasche

Honorable Mention: Myra Scott

Creative Nonfiction - presented by Dr. Rob Davidson

1st prize: Ben Vandersluis

Honorable Mention: Zach Bennett

Other Special Acknowledgements - presented by Dr. Saundra Wright

Summa Cum Laude

Chloe Freeland

Magna Cum Laude

Simone Bates

Brianna Gorman

Julye Yang

Cum Laude

Rosario Lozano

April Wright