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English Department

Awards Banquet

Music

Welcome

Invocation

Remarks

Anteres Barton

Phillip Snyder

English Department Chair

Gina Schneck

Graduate Student Association President

Dinner

Presentation of Faculty Awards Kimberly Johnson

English Department Associate Chair

Patrick Madden

Associate Professor of English

Presentation of Student Awards English Faculty

Benediction Lauren Fine

Graduate Student Association Social Chair

Dinner Menu

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Baci rolls with butter

Apple-cranberry stuffed chicken breast with marsala sauce

Creamy mashed potatoes

Chef’s vegetable medley

White chocolate raspberry layer cake

Sparkling white grape juice

Water

English Department Academic Scholarships

Orea B. Tanner Scholarship Presented by Phil Snyder

Funded by the Tanner family and friends in memory of Orea B. Tanner, who was a popular and dedicated teacher in the BYU English

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epartment.

Genevieve Pettijohn

Shannon Tuttle

Hannah Walker

Jazmine Emerson

Alex Hugie

Madeline Thatcher

Andrew Wadsworth

Camille Ward

Marianna Giordano

Annalee Norton

Mae Blanch Scholarship Presented by Phil Snyder

Funded by the Mae Blanch family, this award is given to English majors who show academic merit and financial need. Preference is given to students who plan to become teachers.

Alexandra Harker

Earl and Bybee Scholarships Presented by Phil Snyder

Funded by the Oleta Bybee Foundation and donations by Naoma Rich Earl.

Susan Martin

Kennerly Roper

Andrew Roberts

Jordan Wright

Edwin M. and Dessie W. Thomas Scholarship

Presented by Phil Snyder

Funded by a gift from the Thomas family, these scholarships recognize English majors in their last undergraduate year at BYU.

Shaina Machado

Andrew Roberts

Joel Einfeldt

Marianna Giordano

Andrew Wadsworth

Alberta Huish Christensen Scholarship Presented by Phil Snyder

Funded by the Christensen family, this scholarship is for juniors or seniors.

Zoe Meyer

English Department Awards

(continued)

Thayer Freshman Writing Award Presented by Grant Boswell

Research grant awarded to a graduate instructor who has demonstrated a commitment to the teaching of first-year writing, which recognizes the long-time dedication of Professor

Douglas Thayer and the service he provided thousands of first-year writing students.

Lauren Fine

Ed M. and Minnie Berry Rowe Award for Excellence in Teaching

Presented by Grant Boswell

This award recognizes outstanding teaching by graduate students.

Finalist: Katja Nelson

Winner: Gina Schneck

Finalist: Madeleine Dresden

Finalist: Lauren Todacheenie Finalist: Shelli Spots

English Teaching Student of the Year Presented by Dawan Coombs

Honors an outstanding English Teaching major completing his or her student teaching experience.

Devery Bellingham

Writing 150 Contest Presented by Lisa Johnson

The annual Writing 150 Writing Contest is sponsored by University Writing.

Rhetorical Analysis

1 st

place: Bronte Thurgood

2 nd

place: Gabriel Lee

Honorable mention: Rachel Uryan

Persuasive Research

1 st

place: Lily Oda

2 nd

place: Trevor Casper

3 rd

place: Emma Chapman

Honorable mention: Matthew Stradley

Honorable mention: Victoria Beecroft

Personal Narrative or Essay

1 st

place: Mary Mortenson

2 nd

place: Jenny Wilson

3 rd

place: Marie-Louise Smith

Opinion/Editorial

1 st

place: Marlene Schmidt

2 nd

place: Hailey Payne

3 rd

place: Tanner Call

Honorable mention: Mallory Duffield

Honorable mention: Bridgette Onines

Writing Awards for University Students

Academy of American Poets Award Presented by Lance Larsen

The Academy of American Poets sponsors annual prizes for poetry at colleges and universities nationwide. The BYU Chapter prize is funded in perpetuity by a donation from Ethel Lowry Handley.

Winner:

Honorable mention:

Benjamin Blackhurst

Shane Peterson

Carolyn Barnes Poetry Award Presented by Lance Larsen

Funded by a trust established by professor and poet Jim S. Barnes to promote and encourage excellent poetry and to honor the memory of his beloved wife Carolyn.

Shane Peterson

Vera Hinckley Mayhew Creative Arts Awards

Presented by John Bennion

Funded by a trust established by Wayne E. Mayhew of Berkeley, California to recognize worthy creative writing and fine arts at BYU in honor of his wife, Vera Hinckley

Mayhew, a former BYU student.

Poetry

1 st

place: Lauren Todacheenie

2 nd

place: Alizabeth Leake

3 nd

place: Benjamin Blackhurst

Honorable mention: Tamara Thomson

Short Story (General)

1 st

place: Catherine Nielson

2 nd

place: Ian Hawkes

3 rd

place: Emily Richey Natter

Honorable mention: William Finlayson

Katie Pike

Essay

1 st

place: David Bailey Cox

2 nd

place: Adrian Thayn

3 rd

place: Nikkita Walker

Honorable mention: Elizabeth Brady

Elizabeth Peek

Short Story (Specialty)

3 rd

place: Heidi Voss

Courtney Bulsiewicz

1 st

place: Lauren Matthews

2 nd

place: Tessa Hauglid

4 th

place: Emily Richey Natter

Inscape Awards Presented by John Bennion

Inscape's creative writing contest honors students for writing original pieces of creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry that exhibit vivid, contemporary sophistication, innovative language, and outstanding style.

Abbie Harlow

English Department Creative Writing Awards

Elsie C. Carroll Essay Awards Presented by Joey Franklin

Funded by the family of Professor Elsie C. Carroll, a distinguished member of the

English faculty for three decades.

Undergraduate

1

2

3 st nd rd

place: Alizabeth Leake

place: Tyler Moore

place: Tamara Thomson

Graduate

1 st

place: Emily Richey Natter

2 nd

place: Shelli Spotts

3 rd

place: Elizabeth Brady

Hart-Larson Poetry Awards Presented by Joey Franklin

Named after Professors Edward L. Hart and Clinton F. Larson, who for many years sponsored a poetry contest in the department.

Undergraduate

1

2

3 st nd rd

place: Alison Maeser

place: Paul Jepsen

place: Sarah Thompson

Graduate

1 st

place: Adrian Thayn

2 nd

place: Scott Porter

Ann Doty Fiction Awards Presented by Joey Franklin

Honors the memory of Ann Doty, an outstanding English major who had exceptional writing talent in fiction

.

Undergraduate

1 st

place: Hadley Griggs

2 nd

place: Tyler Moore

3 rd

place: Jesse Bunton

Graduate

1

2

3 st nd rd

place: Shelli Spotts

place: Emily Richey Natter

place: Adrian Thayn

English Department Awards

Blessing-Kagel Creative Writing Awards Presented by Joey Franklin

The Blessing family has made contributions to the English Department in the names of

Herman W. F. Kagel, Carroll F. Blessing, and Helene K. Blessing to provide funding to support the study of creative writing at a seminar, conference, or workshop.

Valerie Hart

Tessa Hauglid

Benjamin Grange

Tamara Pace Thomson

Blessing-Kagel Literature and Landscape Study Abroad Awards

Presented by Joey Franklin

The Blessing Endowment provides funding to support creative writing students who have been accepted to the Literature and Landscape Study Abroad program.

Hadley Griggs

Emily Kempton

Sage Sundrud

Luke Bushman

Rachel Hansen

Meagan Ricks

Heather Thomson

Criterion Award for Literary Criticism Presented by Emron Esplin

Criterion is BYU's student journal of literary criticism. The journal releases an annual issue in print and online each late winter/early spring, and a fall online-only issue connected to the BYU English Symposium.

Fall

1 st

place: Connor Race Davis

2 nd

place: Tamara Pace Thomson

3 rd

place: Laura Randle

Spring

1 st

place: Tyler Moore

2 nd

place: Chelsea Lee

3 rd

place: Hadley Griggs

Locutorium Award

Locutorium is an online journal dedicated to discussions about the teaching of first-year composition. The essays published in Locutorium are written by first- and second-year graduate instructors.

1 st

place: Jonathan Garcia

2 nd

place: Alyssa Devey

3 rd

place: Marie-Reine Pugh

4 th

place: Chloe Moller

Presented by Grant Boswell

English Department Academic Scholarships

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Richard Payne Spencer Scholarship Presented by Phil Snyder

Funded by the Spencer family, this scholarship is given to undergraduate English majors.

Malary Hatch Jesse Bunton

Broadbent Scholarship

scholarship is awarded to a single student with children at home.

Susan Martin

Presented by Phil Snyder

Funded by a gift from a former MA student who wishes to remain anonymous, this

P.A. & Ruth J. Christensen Scholarship Presented by Phil Snyder

Funded by the Christensen family to honor the contribution of master teacher and scholar

Parley A. Christensen and his wife, this scholarship is for promising graduate students.

2014-2015 recipient: Lauren Fine

Thanks to English Department faculty, staff, and students, and to those who donate funds to honor outstanding achievement

English Department

Awards Banquet

19 March 2015

Hinckley Center

Brigham Young University

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”

~Proverbs 4:7

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