2017 Student AwardsEnglish

Graduate Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student Awards

  • Stephanie Arhin
  • Danielle Badra
  • Mary Baldwin
  • Benjamin Brezner
  • Marissa Carmi
  • Kerry Folan
  • Robin Frost
  • Catherine Lewis
  • Bailey Lucero-Carter
  • Robbie Maakestad
  • Justin Petrisek
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Cynthia Wynn Herman Scholarship

The Cynthia Wynn Herman Scholarship honors a returning female student, over the age of 25, who has interests in English and Woman's Studies. 

  • Tanja Sablosky
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Sven Eric Molin Award

The Sven Eric Molin Prize provides an award in funds toward the education of a continuing graduate student in English of exceptional merit. 

  • Emily Staudt
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Robert Karlson Award

The Robert Karlson prize provides a monetary award to the year's outstanding graduate student in the English Department's MA programs.

  • Marissa Carmi
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Dan Rudy Fiction Prize

The Dan Rudy Fiction Prize for a single short story of 20 double-spaced pages or less.

  • Stephanie Ahrin
  • John Guthrie
  • Robbie Maakestad
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Shelley A. Marshall Fiction Prize

The Shelley A. Marshall Fiction Prize for a single short story of 20 doubled-spaced pages or less.

  • Joey Kuhn
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Mary Roberts Rinehart Fiction Award

  • Michelle Orabona
  • Ben Rader
  • Sarah Wheeler
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Mary Roberts Rinehart Non-Fiction Award

  • Sarah Bates
  • Katie Branca
  • Suzy Rigdon
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Virginia Downs Poetry Award

The Virginia Downs Poetry Award is given for a single poem of 60 lines or less.

  • Laurel Ferretti
  • Benjamin Brezner
  • Darcy Gagnon
  • Alexandria Petrassi
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Joseph A. Lohman III Poetry Prize

The Joseph Lohman Poetry Prize is given for a single poem of 60 lines or less.

  • Emma Bleker
  • Emily Green
  • Claudia Rojas
  • Elizabeth Vana
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Alan Cheuse Fiction Award

  • Stephanie Arhin
  • Michelle Webber
  • Sarah Wheeler
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Undergraduate Awards

James L. Jackson Award

The James L. Jackson Prize provides funds to support the education at George Mason of a continuing undergraduate major in English of exceptional merit.

  • Aryelle M. Young
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Aileen Walls Award

The Aileen Walls Award provides a prize to an outstanding graduating English major.

  • Kaye C. Scott
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Dr. Barry Berkey Personal Essay Award

The Dr. Barry Berkey Personal Essay Award recognizes an outstanding non-fiction personal essay written by a junior or senior undergraduate English major.

  • Emily Green
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Graduation with Honors in English

  • Mashayla Roy
  • Barbara Brophy
  • Zella Christensen
  • Ellen Glickman
  • Micah Jester
  • Elizabeth Vana
  • Michelle Webber
  • Arthur Wesley
  • Rachel Wong
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Dean's Challenge Award

  • Suzanne Abribat
  • Whitney Olson
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