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Undergraduate Awards in English

English Department Annual Undergraduate Awards

The English Department presents the following undergraduate awards every spring. See further below for recent winners.

The Henry Clay Stier Award in English: This award is given to the graduating senior English major with the highest GPA.

The Donald Pizer Award in American Literature: This award is given to a graduating senior English major who has done exceptional work in American literature, including outstanding performance in coursework and/or research.

The Pierce ButlerPrize for Excellence in English: This prize is given to a graduating senior with an outstanding record or exceptional accomplishment in the English major.

The Virginia Gleaves Lazarus Memorial Award: This prize is awarded for the best essay written by a junior or senior woman.

Creative Writing Awards

The Class of 1903 Shakespeare Prize for the Best Shakespearean Essay by a Woman

Studio in the Woods Residency for an Outstanding Senior in Creative Writing

The Dale Edmonds Prize for Best Short Story Written by an Undergraduate

The Quarante Club Prize for the Best Short Story by a Woman

The Award for Service to the Literary Community

The Senior Achievement Prize for Excellence in Creative Writing

English Major Awards 2022

The Henry Clay Stier Award in English: Jessica Powers

The Donald Pizer Award in American Literature: Kristin Osborne

The Pierce Butler Prize for Excellence in English: Mia Schneller

The Virginia Gleaves Lazarus Memorial Award: Annie Rosenstein: "The Ecology of Graveyard Poetry"

Lydia Frotscher Award: Anna Johnson: "False Consciousness Self-Destructs: Capitalism is Too Good at its Own Game"

Class of 1903 Shakespeare Prize: Lily Levine: "Constrained Feminism in John Fletcher's The Tamer Tamed"

Senior Scholar: Claire Hines: "Literature in the Necropolis: An Analysis of Disease Metaphors in New Orleans"

Department of English Prize for Citizenship: Reagan McKinney

A Studio in the Woods Residency: C.C. Molaison

The Award for Service to the Literary Community: Maiya Tate

The Dale Edmonds Prize: Michael Naish

The Quarante Prize: Mikey Panner

The Senior Achievement Prize for Excellence in Creative Writing: C.C. Molaison

Winners, May 2018

Henry Clay Stier Award in English (Highest GPA): Laynie Kuhlmann

Donald Pizer Award in American Literature: Avery Werther

Pierce ButlerPrize for Excellence in English: Maddie Parker

Virginia Gleaves Lazarus Memorial Award for Best Essay by a Woman: Maria Gomez-Roas

Class of 1903 Shakespeare Prize for the Best Shakespearean Essay by a Woman: Hannah Newsom

Studio in the Woods Residency for an Outstanding Senior in Creative Writing: Jeremy Arnold

The Dale Edmonds Prize for Best Short Story Written by an Undergraduate: Henry Johnson

The Quarante Club Prize for the Best Short Story by a Woman: Kiera Torpie

The Award for Service to the Literary Community: Claire Weil

The Senior Achievement Prize for Excellence in Creative Writing: Nathaniel Koch

Winners, May 2017

Henry Clay Stier Award: Xiayue (Patrick / John Paul) Li

Pierce Butler Prize for Excellence in English: Charles (Cody) Siler

Don Pizer Award in American Literature: Rose Robinson

Lazarus Prize for Best Essay by a Junior or Senior Woman: Hannah Newsom

1903 Shakespeare Prize for Best Shakespearean Essay by a Woman (Senior): Kathy Le

Studio in the Woods Residency for an Outstanding Senior in Creative Writing: Jamie Logan

Dale Edmonds Prize for the Best Short Story Written by an Undergraduate: Jeremy Arnold

Quarante Club Prize for the Best Short Story by a Woman: Samah Ahmed

Award for Service to the Literary Community: Kayla Jackson

Senior Achievement Prize for Excellence in Creative Writing: Maeve Holler