Celebrating student resilience and excellence in 2021
ASU English celebrated its 2020-2021 graduates and award-winners on Monday, May 3, 2021 in its second such virtual event in this pandemic era.
Grad and undergrad students completing any degree in the Department of English during spring 2021 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 Aviva Dove-Viebahn, assistant professor of film and media studies in the Department of English and a contributing editor at Ms. Magazine. Dove-Viebahn has also co-written a screenplay (with Brittany K. Fonte) in development with Women of Color Unite and has another feature screenplay in production.
After Dove-Viebahn’s remarks, the following undergraduate and graduate students were recognized for their academic and community achievements during this unique and challenging year.
Department of English awards
ASU Department of English Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards: Kristin Bennett and Michelle Glerum
Carl C. Carlie Linguistics Fellowship: Mary Bartlow
The College Dean’s Medalists for English: Alexandra Rios (spring 2021) and Sisko Stargazer (fall 2020)
Department of English Faculty Scholarship: William Strzala
Don and Alleen Nilsen Humor Scholarship Award: Briana Bandy and Jeff Griggs
English Graduate Student International Book Scholarship: Muhammad Irfan Zamzami
Friends of the Department of English Scholarship: Zane Encinas
George and Collice Portnoff Endowed Fellowship in Comparative Literature: Muhammad Irfan Zamzami
Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Awards in Writing: Autumn Cooper, Carolina Quintero, Genevieve Witter, Nathasha Webb-Villegas, Christopher Clements, Camry Romney, BreeAnna Scott-West, Ruth Beadle, Maritza Estrada, Anna Flores, Xu Li, Jade Cho, Jules Hogan, Steffi Sin, James Bennett, and Christie Louie.
High Impact Internship Award: Andrea Yang and Ainslee Dicken
Homecoming Writing Contest: Zane Encinas, Breanne Hoffman and Sally Krueger-Wyman
Jules J. Anatole Creative Writing Scholarship: Camry Romney
Katharine C. Turner Dissertation Fellowship: Clarissa Goldsmith
Mabelle A. Lyon Poetry Award: Julian Delacruz
Marvin Fisher Book Award: Leila Gholami and Mohammed Iddrisu
Marvin Fisher Scholarship: Scott Caddy and Rachel Reeher
Nick Ivins Memorial Literature Scholarship: Thomas Bate
Wilfred A. Ferrell Memorial Fellowship: Kelly Baur
→Also check out the list of winners of the ASU Writers Place Awards!
Other university and external awards
The College Graduate Excellence Award: Steffi Sin
Graduate College Completion Fellowship: Narin Loa
Graduate College Fellowship: Mary Bartlow, Addison Gallegos and Justin Scholes
Graduate College Interdisciplinary Enrichment Fellowship: De’Aris Rhymes
With our thanks to friends, family, faculty, staff, and donors who helped make it all happen!