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UG Opportunities Student Award Winners

Celebrating our 2019-2020 Award Winners & Departmental Honors Students

In lieu of an in-person reception, the Department is pleased to present a virtual celebration of student work. Prepared in collaboration with UCLA Writing Programs, the celebration includes video testimonials from faculty and personalized slides for each honoree.

To view the 2020 Virtual Awards & Honors Celebration, click here!

2020 Winners

English Department Essay Award

“War Time: Disruption & Perception in Persuasion”

Author: Jemma Tan
Course: English 162B
Instructor: Professor Anahid Nersessian

Jemma’s essay advanced to win the campus-wide 2020 Teague-Melville Essay Prize

Barbara Bellow Watson Shakespeare Essay Contest

“Hamlet and Amleth: The Ties that Bind”

Author: Natalie Finander
Course: English 150C
Instructor: Professor Stephen Dickey

Thompson Prize for Outstanding Honors Thesis

Computer Room

Author: Rhiannon Wilson
Thesis Advisor: Professor Danny Snelson

Clara Rusk Hastings Scholarship for Excellence in the English 10 Series (2019-2021 recipient)
Kaia Sherry

Harold Dee Fox Memorial Scholarship (2019-2020 recipient)
Armine Gulyan

The Fred and Edith Herman Memorial Prize from The Academy of American Poets
Aileen Carey

Honorable Mention
Elias Fulmer

The May Merrill Miller Award for Poetry
Kaia Sherry

Honorable Mention
Rhiannon Wilson

The Olfet Agrama Prize for Creative Writing
Emiliano Gomez

The Shirley Collier Prize
Thomas Ray Garcia

The Christopher Zyda Creative Writing Prize
Michael Carli

The Ruth Brill Scholarship Award
Corine Tan

The Shirle Dorothy Robbins Creative Writing Award
William Ames

Honorable Mention
Peyton Austin

The David Wong Louie Memorial Creative Writing Prize
Kathlene McGovern

Honorable Mention
Kristy Hinds

The Falling Leaves Creative Writing Prize
Kristy Hinds