Awards and Scholarships
Department Awards 2018
Minnick Award, granted to a Sophomore Secondary Education Major: Emma Rikas
Heiges Award, granted to a Junior: Chris Carragher
Steck Award, granted to a Freshman: Bailey Milnik
Campus Reflector Award, granted to a Senior: Heather Ritter
Lindner Award, granted to an English Major who excels in creative writing or prose: Derek Letts
Academy of American Poets Poetry Contest
Each Spring, our department hosts an Academy of American Poets Poetry Contest. Karen Mason is our Spring 2018 winner. Congratulations Karen!
by: Karen Mason
when you can starve a stepchild
with a full cabinet,
when you can scare him into
pissing into bedside jars,
there’s no question you’ll
put off putting your dog down.
if you try to stave off the bad shit
you’ll end up prolonging it,
and you can pull too hard
the tail of what you’re loving at,
give it cancer globules—fist-sized zits
coming out of its everywhere.
but i think about my husband
and what will happen when one of us goes.
he’ll stick around forever
Outstanding English Major
At the conclusion of every academic year, one student in the English department is chosen to receive the Outstanding English Major (OEM) recognition award. This award is given to a student that has demonstrated excellent academic endeavors and achievements within the English major.
Read further for past OEMS. Find out where they are today and what being an English Major provided for them to succeed beyond our hallways.