Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Annual Awards Ceremony (2016 edition)

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Updated 11 May 2016; 25 July 2016

Please join us Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at 3:30, as we recognize this year's graduates and this year's winners of the English Department's awards and prizes.

Congratulations to the following English majors and graduate students who completed or are completing their degrees this academic year.


January 2016

  • Wilson Kyle De Ocera, Creative Writing MFA
  • Kristen Hoffman, English MA, Excellence in English 2016, Sigma Tau Delta
  • Lindsay Infantino, Creative Writing MFA, Excellence in English 2016, Sigma Tau Delta
  • Yvonne Wright-Flemming, English MA


May 2016

  • Katie Albany, Creative Writing MFA, Excellence in English 2016
  • Malik Crumpler, Creative Writing MFA, Excellence in English 2016
  • Kathryn Dure, English BA, Excellence in English 2016, Sigma Tau Delta
  • Sarah Francois, Creative Writing MFA, Excellence in English 2016
  • Kristen Heim, English BA, Sigma Tau Delta
  • Joy Jackson, English BA
  • Luke Marcott, Creative Writing MFA, Excellence in English 2016
  • Melanie Martinez, Creative Writing MFA, Excellence in English 2016
  • Jessica Montrose, English BA, Excellence in English 2016, Edward Edelman and Susanne Popper-Edelman English Essay Prize: Best Essay in an Upper-Division English Course 2015, Sigma Tau Delta
  • Kimarlee Nguyen, Creative Writing MFA, Excellence in English 2016, Esther Hyneman Graduate Award in Fiction 2015, Esther Hyneman Graduate Award Fiction Finalist 2014, Sigma Tau Delta
  • Angela Nichols, Creative Writing MFA, Excellence in English 2016
  • Jessica Persaud, English BA
  • Oliver St John, Creative Writing MFA, Excellence in English 2016


This Academic Year's Inductees to Sigma Tau Delta, Omicron Zeta Chapter

Kathryn Dure
Manar Elzaky
Sarah Francois
Madison Gomez
Kristen Heim
Kristen Hoffman
Lindsay Infantino
Daljit Kaur
Misha Khan
Jessica Montrose
Kimarlee Nguyen
Matthew Ornstein
Roksolana Sheverack


The Edward Edelman and Susanne Popper-Edelman English Essay Prizes

Freshman Composition (English 14): Flavia Roda, for “Are We Social Media Addicts?”

Freshman Composition (English 16): Ama Cobbinah, for “The Impact of Religion and Economics on the Institution of Slavery”

Upper Division : Nichia McFarlane, for “Protecting the Creative Space" (English 129—Later British Literature)

Senior Thesis in Literature: Jessica Montrose, for "The Various Maskings of Homosexual Desires in Medieval and Early Modern Literature”

Excellence in English, Undergraduate

Kathryn Dure
Jessica Montrose

Excellence in English, Graduate

Katie Albany
Malik Crumpler
Sarah Francois
Kristen Hoffman
Lindsay Infantino
Luke Marcott
Melanie Martinez
Kimarlee Nguyen
Angela Nichols
Oliver St John


Louis and Ann Parascandola Graduate Award

Cristina Cutrone, for "Gender Transformations in the Work of F. Scott Fitzgerald"


The Esther Hyneman Graduate Awards in Poetry and Fiction

Poetry: Lydia Flores
Fiction: Melanie Martinez


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