Undergraduate and Graduate Student Awards and Accomplishments
The Department of English congratulates:
- The winners of the English Department's 2021 Graduate Student Awards:
John D. McCabe Award for Excellence in Teaching: Ibtisam Abujad
Sarah Jo Mayville Award for Excellence in Scholarly Writing (MA level): Kate Braun
Donna Decker Award for Excellence in Scholarly Writing (PhD level): Jackielee Derks
- Jannea Thomason, recipient of the English Department's 2021-22 Goeden Dissertation Fellowship.
- Tom Besold (History; Literature minor '21), John Collopy (Literature '21), Elena Fiegen (Writing-Intensive English '21), Tyler Naekrsz (Literature and Philosophy; Classics minor '21), and Matthew Schwemmer (Writing-Intensive English and Political Science '21) on their election to Phi Beta Kappa.
- Reilly Becker (Writing-Intensive English '22), John Collopy (Literature '21), Jessica Diebold (Writing-Intensive English '22), and Matthew Schwemmer (Writing-Intensive English and Political Science '21) on their election to the English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta.
- Jonathon Jimenez (Secondary Education/English '21), recipient of the English Department's 2021 Outstanding Senior English Major Award.
- The winners of the English Department's 2021 Undergraduate Writing Awards:
Creative Writing--Poetry Award: Courtney Michaelson (Literature and Writing-Intensive English '22); Honorable Mention: Sabrina Huston (Criminology and Law; Writing-Intensive English '21)
Creative Writing--Fiction Award: Betsy Richards (Literature '21); Honorable Mention: Mari Rortvedt (Writing-Intensive English '21), Emma Strick (Writing-Intensive English '24), and Will Scheuerman (Digital Media and Writing-Intensive English '21)
Foundations in Rhetoric: Emily Briones (Education/English '24)
Non-Fiction Essay: Sawyer Regenbaum (Writing-Intensive English '21)
Non-Fiction Multi-Modal: Haley Wellner (Accounting; Writing-Intensive English '21)
Scholarly Essays: Alex Lysonski (Literature '22); First Honorable Mention: Chloe Lipka (Literature minor '22); Honorable Mention: Gavin Block (Writing-Intensive English '21), Iona McPeake (Writing-Intensive English '21), and Kelsie Kasky (Secondary Education/English '24)
- Brea Brennan, who was named 2021 Student Employee of the Year by the Office of Student Educational Services. Special commendations go to Amanda Harris '21 and Matt Burchanoski (PhD Candidate), who received medals, respectively, from Campus Ministry and the Ott Memorial Writing Center.
- Katie Breck (Writing-Intensive English, Digital Media, and Law & Society '22), who was elected President of the Marquette Undergraduate Student Government (MUSG) for 2021-22.
- Ibtisam Abujad (Ph.D. Candidate) for organizing and hosting the "Liminal Existences and Migrant Resistances Conference," co-sponsored by the Center for Transnational Justice and the English Department (March 24-27, 2021, via Teams).
- The winners of the Department's Spring Six-Word Short Story Contest:
1st place: Ari Manta (Speech Pathology and Audiology '24)
2nd place (tie): Makayla Cooper (Criminology and Law '23), Sabrina Huston (Criminology and Law; Writing-Intensive English '21), Nora McCaughey (Secondary Education and English; History minor '22), Stephanie Waldschmidt (Psychology; Gender and Sexuality Studies '24), Mark Wisniewski (English PhD candidate).
Honorable Mention: Sarah Aaron (Psychology and Writing-Intensive English '22), Makayla Cooper (Criminology and Law '23), Eunbie Lee (Biological Sciences '24).
- The winners of the Department's Fall Six-Word Short-Story Contest:
1st place: Noah Smith (German and English Literature '23)
2nd place: Christi Schmidt (Psychology '24)
Honorable Mention: Jazmine Arteaga (Digital Media '23), Lyndsey Bassett (Biomedical Sciences '22), Scott Dale (LLC Faculty), Molly Glowacki (Speech Pathology '22), Nora McCaughey (Secondary Education and English; History minor '22).
- Jacob Zelinski (Public Relations and Writing-Intensive English), Senior Speaker at the 2019 University Commencement, who offered a powerful reflection on moral courage, life, and loss.
- Cassandra Wessing (English Literature), recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Senior Award from the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, who spoke eloquently about the value of a liberal arts education at the College graduation ceremony.
- Katherine Stein (English Literature) and Abby Vakulskas (Writing-Intensive English), co-winners of the 2019 Outstanding Senior English Major Award.
- Jayla Hill (Writing-Intensive English), recipient of the 2019 Magis Award.