Awards and Honors | 2022-2023

At the end of every academic year the Department of English acknowledges the hard work and dedication of its students  through a variety of academic prizes and honors. The department also recognizes and celebrates students’ academic achievement throughout college life and upon graduation.

Bachelor of Arts in English

Alexis Allard
Kiara Lynn Andreozzi
Phillip Cruz Bart
Fallon N Crossman
Maia A Ferguson
Alex E Fountain
Emma V Grous
Mina Iliana Helinski
Julia M Hills
Erika Kay Isnor
Keeva Jacques
Olivia Johnson
Ruth A Lewandowski
April Messier
Sam Mills
Paige Oranje
Rachel L Ouellette
Emily J Patrock
Abigail Dorothea Huan Roberts
Eddie G. Seeley
Mick Daniel Swanson
Benjamin Michael Allen
Erin Amy MacAskill

Master of Arts in English

Seyedeh Mania Mohseni

Madison Brown

Madeline Bruegger

Sarah Caron

Jayson Heim

Maddie Rose

Graysen Wolfe

Cat Stanfield

Sigma Tau Delta – Rho Chi Chapter Inductees

Jackson Knight

Nathaniel Stanley

Chantelle Flores

Matthew Day]

Patrick Malia

Phi Beta Kappa – Delta Chapter Inductees

Mina Helinski

April Messier

Sam Mills

Rachel Ouellette

Abigail Roberts

Matthew Day

Stephen King Chair Internship Recipients

Molly Glueck

Olivia Johnson

Sadie Colby

Jake Rainess

Patrick Malia

April Messier

Eddie Seeley

Mick Swanson

Ruth Lewandowski

McGillicuddy Humanities Center Fellows

Sarah Renee Ozlanski

Iris Loehr

Undergraduate Awards

The Milton Ellis 1908 – Outstanding Senior Award ~ April Messier

Roger B. Hill – Outstanding Juniors ~ Ana Penze-Clyve

Writing Competitions

Abby Sargent Neese Kelly ’32 – Creative Writing Awards

Fallon Crossman

Erika Isnor

Rachel Ouellette

Abigail Roberts


Steve Grady Prizes for Creative Writing

Iris Loehr – BA Poetry First Prize

April Messier – BA Poetry Second Prize


Iris Loehr – BA Fiction First Prize

Katie Brayson – BA Fiction Second Prize


Madison Brown – MA Poetry First Prize

Thomas Sears – MA Poetry Second Prize


Madison Brown – MA Fiction First Prize

Walli Ullah – MA Fiction Second Prize


Clarine Coffin Grenfell ’32 ~ Poetry Prize

Paige McHatten, “The Murder of the Girlhood Express”, First Prize, Traditional

Abigail Roberts “Paper Horses”, First Prize, Experimental

Rachel Ouellette, “Amid the Debris”, Second Prize, Experimental

Iris Loehr, “American Gothic”, Third Prize, Experimental 


Albert Morton Turner Prize in the Critical Essay

Mina Helinski, “Phenomenological Analysis of the Pardoner” [Undergraduate]

Molly Elizabeth Glueck, “I shall kill no albatross: Romantic liberalism, slavery, and the creation of the non-human poet” [Undergraduate]


Katherine Matthews, “Becoming Meat: Ecofeminism in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” [Graduate]

Madison Brown, “Indigenous Futurity in the Face of Apocalypse: Traditional Knowledge (TK) as Survivance in Cherie Dimaline’s The Marrow Thieves” [Graduate]


Judith A. Hakola Award in Professional & Technical Communication

Molly Glueck


The Robert C. Hamlet Prize for Playwriting

Katie Brayson, “Dante’s Septuple Feature”

Scholarships Awarded

Carole Cassidy Matthews Scholarship ~ Abigail Roberts

Graduate Honors

Introduction of 2022-2023 ULRICH WICKS FELLOWS ~ Walli Ullah

Faculty and Staff Recognition

2023 Employee Award

Celeste Cota


Dr. Naomi Jacobs, Professor of English (spring 2020)

Margo Lukens, Professor of English (Spring 2022)

Laura Cowan, Associate Professor of English (Spring 2022)