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Department of English Language and Literature

Undergrad English Awards for 2019

Undergraduate English Awards for 2019!

Superlative Students Honored at Awards Day

Each year the English Department recognizes outstanding undergraduate work with multiple awards in a range of categories. Awards were given out to the students below at the University’s Awards Day on April 18, 2019 on the Horseshoe.

-Among our seniors, Rebecca Steptoe won the Cary K. Smith, Jr. Award, as well as the Honors John K. Hoey Endowment Award.

-Allie Anderson-Horecny won the Merrill G. Christophersen Award.

-Riley Farmer, John Huylu, John Queen, and Daania Shakir received the Distinguished Senior Award.

-For the juniors, Brandezia Hutchinson, Megan Knight, and William Stover received a N. G. Belser Scholarship.

-Hansel Haase won the Peter Mackey Scholarship Award.

-Nellie Hildebrandt and Harrison Otto won a Polston Scholarship Award.

-Elizabeth Schell is the first ever recipient of the Heide Hilburn Memorial Award. This scholarship is awarded for two years to a student in the Secondary Education track.

-Recipients of the Distinguished Juniors Award were Sarah Ammons, Lyndsey Ebener, Makayla Hansen, and Michaela Reilly.

-For the sophomores, Madeline Hoverkamp and Sydney Read won a George Walker Waring Award.

-Among the winners of the department writing contests, Grace Riley received the J.S Reynolds Essay Award for “Buchi Emecheta’s Construction of the African Women Feminist Identity.”

-Victoria Krivo’s “Euthanasia” won the Havilah Babcock Poetry Award.

-Nellie Hildebrandt won the Havilah Babcock Short Story Award for “Manual Labor.”

-Haley Kellner received the Heide Hilburn Poetry Award. 

The department celebrates these students’ achievements and wishes them a wonderful summer!


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