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Department of English Annual Awards

The University of Memphis Department of English held its annual awards ceremony on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Undergraduate and graduate students were honored for their outstanding accomplishments during the academic year. Over 45 students received certificates, plaques, scholarships and cash prizes for their winning entries. Friends and family were invited to the ceremony and joined the faculty for a luncheon in honor of the award winners.

A video of the ceremony can be found at the Department of English’s YouTube Channel.

Photos can be found at the Department’s Flickr page:

2012 Department of English Award Winners

Distinguished Scholarship Award for English Undergraduate Student

Kelly Michelle Gilliom

Joseph and June Riley Essay Contest

1st place: Kathleen Pfingstag, Ambiguous Nature of Heart of Darkness and Marlow as a Character (Prof. Stacy Smith)

2nd place:
Kim Morrison,Dracula’s Groupies: How Being a Sexpot in the Victorian Era Was a Bad Thing (Prof. Stacy Smith)

3rd place: Lindsey E. Randall,The Nature of the Bully: Exploration and Analysis of the Character of Larry Dunn (Prof. Cathy Dice)

Giem and Collins Awards

English 1010

1st place: David Arellano

2nd place: Audrey Ray    

3rd place: Natalie Phillips

English 1020

1st place: Ryan P. McGrath

2nd place: Amie Irwin

3rd place: Nicholas Tominello

English 2201

1st place: Jacquelyn Skoog

2nd place: Alexandra R. Hooper

3rd place: Michael Pietrangelo

English 2202      

1st place: Shayla Sullivan

2nd place: Kyna Geeter

3rd place: AmandaJohnson

Children’s Literature Award

Dawn Myers, Follow the Stars Home: Exploring Brian Selznick’s Wonderstruck (Prof. Eileen Hinders)

Elizabeth Phillips Memorial Scholarship

Tiffany Lynn Davis

Jasemine Danielle Neely                                                              

Emalie Appleton Brooks Memorial Scholarship

Jasemine Danielle Neely

Graduate Awards

Creative Writing Concentration Awards

Fiction: Alyssa Kopanyi, “Tantrums”

Non-Fiction: Justin Luzader, “Family Business”

Poetry: Jenny Lederer, “The Story Begins”          

Service Award: Tara Mae Mulroy and Patti Meredith

ESL Concentration Award

Robert Jordan  

Literature Concentration Award

Stephen Leet          

Composition Concentration Award

Amy Pratt                  

Mid-South STC/ Professional Writing Scholarship

Boyd Baxter Buck                              

M.A. Service Award

Hannah Huber

Graduate Research Award

Elizabeth Cameron, Greg Conley, and Ana Gal

Dr. Lawrence and Sarah Wynn Fellowship

Everett Wade

Dr. Lawrence and Sarah Wynn Scholarship

Christine Kavelaras

William and Martha Donigan Graduate Scholarship

Lisa Sikkink

Ruth and Henry Loeb Scharff Scholarship

Ren Denton, Alyssa Kopanyi, Justin Luzader, Colleen Pawling, and Thomas Useted

Rebecca Argall Award for Teaching Excellence by a TA      

Ana Gal

Exemplary Teaching by a New Graduate TA

Marilyn Bloss

Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Anna Esquivel                    

Graduate Assistant Meritorious Teaching Award      

Anna Esquivel

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