Celebrating student excellence, 2020 style
ASU English celebrated its 2019-2020 graduates and award-winners on Monday, May 11, 2020 in a virtual event.
Grad and undergrad students completing any degree in the Department of English during spring 2020 were honored, as were those who have garnered scholarships, awards, and fellowships during the past school year. We also recognized our donors and faculty who have helped make it all happen.
Our featured speaker was Foundation Professor Sir Jonathan Bate, a biographer, broadcaster, ecocritic and Shakespearean. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford University, where he was Provost from 2011 to 2019. He is the youngest person ever to have been knighted for services to literary scholarship.
After Bate’s remarks, the following undergraduate and graduate students were recognized for their academic and community achievements.
Department of English awards
Aleida Rodriguez Memorial Award in Creative Writing: Maritza Estrada
ASU Department of English Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards: Scott Caddy and Kate Hope
Carl C. Carlie Linguistics Fellowship: Kelly Baur
The College Dean’s Medalists for English: Micah McCreary (spring 2020) and Carly Verbeke (fall 2019)
Department of English Faculty Scholarship: Shivani Jaiswal
English Graduate Student International Book Scholarship: Aaron Agorsor
Film and Media Studies Scholarship Award: Clarence Boyce and Jason Woods
Friends of the Department of English Scholarship: Nora Martinez
George and Collice Portnoff Endowed Fellowship in Comparative Literature: Ayşe Kevser Arslan
Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Awards in Writing: Erik Pederson, Katelyn Corning, Janani Lakshmanan, Austin Davis, Nathaniel Buckingham, Anahí Herrera, Sophie Huxel, Sarah Simonson, Maritza Estrada, Jade Cho, Julian Delacruz, A Meinen, Steffi Sin, Chloe Boxer, Scott Daughtridge and Jackson Kellogg.
Homecoming Writing Contest: Brenna Camping, Thomas Bate and Alyssa Lindsey
High Impact Internship Award: Diana Schooling and KaLynn Yazzie
Jules J. Anatole Creative Writing Scholarship: Christopher Clements
Katharine C. Turner Dissertation Fellowship: Jerome Clark
Mabelle A. Lyon Poetry Award: Anna Flores
Marshall Chair Award for Radical Pedagogy in Poetics: Steven Abell, David Joseph, Noah Trammel, and Elliot Winter
Marvin Fisher Book Award: Avrajit Dey and Melika Nouri
Nick Ivins Memorial Literature Scholarship: Laryssa Wells
Outstanding Paper on Second Language Writing Award: Avrajit Dey and Michael Winans
Salerno and Harkins Film Studies Award: Clarence Boyce, Jasmin Figueroa, Victoria Pettit, Alexander Phillips, Elizabeth Rohe, Elizabeth Schroeder, Branden Selman and Jason Woods
Wilfred A. Ferrell Memorial Fellowship: Melika Nouri
→Also check out the list of winners for the ASU Writers Place Awards!
Other university awards
Alumni Association Outstanding Undergraduate Award in Humanities: Micah McCreary
The College Graduate Excellence Award: Elizabeth Martinez, Ibrahim Alaswad, Muhammad Zamzami, Ayşe Kevser Arslan and Busra Deniz
Graduate College Interdisciplinary Enrichment Fellowship: Mikhail Zaikovskii, Michael Hall, Julian Delacruz and Anna Flores
Graduate College Completion Fellowships: Sayantan Mukherjee, Travis Franks, Olivia Rines, Colleen Wilkowski and Monica Baldonado‐Ruiz
GPSA Teaching Excellence Award: Marinela Golemi
- Rebecca Ericson, linguistics (Hong Kong)
- Beckett Eickerman, MTESOL (The Netherlands)
- Monica Orillo, TESOL Certificate (Germany)
With our thanks to friends, family, faculty, staff, and donors who helped make it all happen!