19 Apr

Department of English Awards

Andrea | April 19th, 2017

On Wednesday, April 19th, students and faculty gathered to celebrate their accomplishments over the past year. The annual luncheon celebrates those who have won Department of English Awards for their writing, teaching, and service to the department.

We extend a warm congratulations to our MFA students who won First Place and Honorable Mention for the Russ MacDonald Creative Writing Award:

FICTION DIVSION
Thomas Martin
“The Snail”
Instructor: Glenn Taylor

Honorable Mention:
Andrea Ruggirello
“What’s Vital”
Instructor: Glenn Taylor

NONFICTION DIVISION
Whit Arnold
“Year of the Soil Nymph”
Instructor: Kevin Oderman

Honorable Mention:
Kelsey Englert
“On Dignity”
Instructor: Christa Parravani

POETRY DIVISION
Sarah Munroe
Various Poems
Instructors: Jim Harms and Mary Ann Samyn

Honorable Mention:
Bryce Berkowitz
Various Poems
Instructors: Jim Harms and Mary Ann Samyn

The judges were Amy Alvarez and Geoffrey Hilsabeck. The award was established in 1991 to honor Russ MacDonald upon his retirement. Prizes for these awards come from the James Paul Brawner Endowed Writing Award fund.

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