2022 English and Writing Programs Awards Honorees
Congratulations to the 2022 Department of English and Writing Programs undergraduate award recipients!
Department of English Awards
Winner of the 2021-2023 Clara Rusk Hastings Scholarship for Excellence in the English 10 Series:
Winner of the 2022 Clara Rusk Hastings Scholarship for Excellence in the English 10 Series:
Mishal Imaan Syed
Winner of the 2021-2022 Harold Dee Fox Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Transfer Student Performance:
Summer Brotman and Nicole Hall
Winner of the 2022 Department of English Undergraduate Essay Contest:
Recognizing ACES 2022 Participants:
Sarah “Nikki” Wolin
Winner of the 2022 Barbara Bellow Watson Shakespeare Essay Contest:
Winner of the 2022 David Wong Louie Memorial Prize:
Department of English Creative Writing Contests
2022 Ruth Brill Scholarship Award:
First: Woody Brown & Jane Shin
Second: Jessica Wong
2022 Shirle Dorothy Robbins Creative Writing Award:
First: Shalinee Maitra
Second: Yidan Xu
2022 Christopher Zyda Creative Writing Prize:
2022 Shirley Collier Prize:
2022 Fred and Edith Herman Memorial Prize from the Academy of American Poets:
First: Rachel Kaufman
Honorable Mention: Isabella Durgin
2022 May Merrill Miller Award:
First: Mishal Imaan Syed
Second: Rebecca Wittman
2022 Olfet Agrama Prize for Creative Writing:
First: Ashley G. Kim
Honorable Mention: Laureen Huynh
2022 Falling Leaves Prize
Woody Brown, Highest Honors. Faculty Mentor: Mona Simpson.
Payton Dodd, Highest Honors. Faculty Mentor: Blake Allmendinger.
Lily Frankel, Highest Honors. Faculty Mentor: Justin Torres.
Frances Guzman, Honors. Faculty Mentor: Reed Wilson.
Rwiet Joseph, Honors. Faculty Mentor: Megan Stephan.
Young Kim, Highest Honors. Faculty Mentor: Mona Simpson.
Ashley Leung, Honors. Faculty Mentor: Jinqi Ling. (Winner of the 2022 UCLA Library Prize for Undergraduate Research)
Tara McNeely, Honors. Faculty Mentor: Reed Wilson.
Janice Montecillo, Highest Honors. Faculty Mentor: Danny Snelson.
Lillian Robles, Highest Honors. Faculty Mentor: Louise Hornby.
Evan Sakuma, Highest Honors. Faculty Mentor: Summer Kim Lee.
Jane Shin, Highest Honors. Faculty Mentor: Justin Torres.
Mursal Sidiqi, Honors. Faculty Mentor: Saree Makdisi.
Rania Soetirto, Honors. Faculty Mentor: Jonathan Grossman.
Ellen Williams, Highest Honors. Faculty Mentor: Matthew Fisher.
Alice Zheng, Highest Honors. Faculty Mentor: Brian Stefans.
Writing Programs Awards
Winner of the 2022 Peter Rotter First-Year Writing Prize:
Mischa Gureghian Hall
Winner of the 2022 Peter Rotter Essay Prize:
Jinha Song (Jinha also received the Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Research and Creativity for her presentation at the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase.)
Winners of the 2022 Teague Melville Elliott Writing Prize:
Winner of the 2022 Tom Davey Science Writing Prize: