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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

 

 

 

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