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Graduate Students Honored

Posted by bgsuenglish on April 28, 2008

Congratulations to our many talented graduate students in English, a number of whom took top honors for University-level awards at last Friday’s Shanklin Ceremony and throughout the year:

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award:

  • Tom Schaefer, Creative Writing

Also nominated for this award were Rocco Lungariello and Tristan Palmgren

Distinguished Thesis Award:

  • Beth Kaufka, Creative Writing

Outstanding Graduate Student:

  • Erin Dietel-McLaughlin, Rhetoric and Writing

Also nominated for this award were Toby Coley and Jeremy Schneider

Outstanding International Graduate Student:

  • Ruijie Zhao, Rhetoric and Writing

Also nominated for this award was Florence Bacabac

Shanklin Awards for Research Excellence:

  • Top Prize: Heather Pristash, Rhetoric and Writing
  • First Runner Up: Ruijie Zhao, Rhetoric and Writing

Katzner Bookstore Award:

  • Spring 2008: Erin Dietel-McLaughlin, Rhetoric and Writing
  • Fall 2007: Elizabeth Fleitz, Rhetoric and Writing

Devine Fellowship Awards in Poetry and Fiction

  • Kate Lane (Fiction)
  • Megan Ayers-Vidmar (Fiction)
  • Angela Gentry (Poetry)
  • Rocco Lungariello (Poetry)

Non-Service Fellowships (Rhetoric and Writing)

  • Elizabeth Fleitz
  • Robert Graves
  • Bethany Snyder-Morse

We should all be very proud of our students across programs!

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