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Honors Graduation Awards Announcement

Posted: 5/1/2013 12:54:56 PM
U-M English undergraduates were well-recognized with LSA Honors awards this year.
Kaitlyn DelBene and Laura Torp have received awards for their scholarly theses written for our department honors program. Jennifer Xu, who also completed a thesis in that program, received an award for her journalism. And Josh Duval (also recently admitted to our MFA program), Paula Guro, and Caitlin Kiesel received awards in English/Creative Writing.
Please find the details of all of these awards below. 
A perfect occasion to congratulate them would be our department's honors symposium, featuring creative writing and scholarly thesis work by these students and more, on Friday, May 3 at 9am in Angell Hall Auditorium A.

We are happy to announce the winners of the various awards we give Honors graduating seniors.  Many thanks to all of you who wrote letters and compiled packets to nominate students, and encouraged them to submit their theses for the Voss awards.  The amount of superb work that students do here is stunning: over and over we were impressed with the very high quality of thought, research, and writing presented to us.  Thank you for fostering and guiding that work, and for bringing it to our attention. 

We will present these awards at our Honors Awards Celebration on Thursday, May 2, 2013.  The ceremony begins at 7:30 pm in the Hussey Room of the Michigan League and will be followed by a reception in the Michigan Room.  If you would like to join us for the festivities, please do.

Virginia Voss Awards:  Named for the late Virginia Voss and sponsored by her family, these are certificates and monetary prizes in various amounts, given to Honors women for writing in separate categories of academic writing, imaginative prose, poetry, and journalism.  We had no journalism entries this year.  Awardees in the remaining categories are:

        Academic writing:

        Celeste Carruth, Physics

        Julia Field, Anthropology

        Meredith Luneack, Political Science

        Laura Torp, English

        Mary Walle, History

       Creative Writing: Paula Guro, Caitlin Kiesel, both of the English/Creative Writing

       Journalism:  Jennifer Xu

Goldstein Prizes:  Generously supported by the Goldstein family, these prizes are named for alumni/ae and associates of the University in nine different areas of endeavor:

The Robert Hayden Humanities Award – Austin Bradley Schwartz, History

The Jerome and Isabella Karle Award in Physical Sciences– Jonathon Hunacek, Physics and Benjamin Levin, Chemistry

The Stephen Smale Award in Mathematical Sciences -- Charles Stibitz, Mathematics

The Marshall Nirenberg Award in Life Sciences - Rebecca Gleit, Mathematics

The Marshall Sahlins Social Science Award – Austin Kozlowski, Sociology

The Gerald Ford Public Policy and Service Award – Leah Burgin, Anthropology

The Arthur Miller Arts Award – Joshua Duval, English/Creative Writing

The Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Award – Savannah Sisk, Sociology

The Sidney Fine Teaching Award – Nicholas Triantafillou, Mathematics

Kennedy Awards:     John P. Kennedy, an alumnus of the Honors Program, has provided generous gifts for two awards, named for his father and mother. 

Patricia Kennedy Award, to recognize excellent writing and scholarship in English literature or women’s issues: Kaitlyn Delbene, English

John J. Kennedy Award, to recognize excellence in creative and scholarly work in literature: Emily Martin, Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish)

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