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2018 Creative Writing Contest RESULTS

Congratulations to these wonderful writers! Click here for more information about the awards and praise for the winning entries.


  1. Michelle Chang, "Audrey and Austin"
  2. Allison Neggers, "The Bachelor-Bachelorette Mail-In Application Girl Questionnaire"
  3. John Baker, "Martyr"


  1. Eric Pahre, "How a Dog is Lost"
  2. Miranda Sun, "Centuries later and she has so many faces"
  3. Autumn Schraufnagel, "Girlhood is Formed on the Playground with an Invitation to Play Double Dutch"

Honorable Mentions: John Baker ("On Fathers") and Autumn Schraufnagel ("Softer")


Please join us in congratulating our most recent teaching award winners!

English Department Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

  • John Claborn
  • Hilary Gross
  • Alexis Kapczynski
  • Heather McLeer
  • Kate Norcross
  • Katie O'Toole


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