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English graduate students in a league of their own at pitching contest


Kristen LaRue-Sandler

ASU doctoral and MFA students in humanities disciplines were invited to compete in a Connected Academics Pitching Contest held on April 13. Participants "pitched" ideas for research funding (in a "spoken" category) or a written piece to be published in a public-facing venue (in the "written" category), with winners taking home monetary awards. Department of English students secured five of the seven prizes!

Following is a list of winners in each category; English honorees are bolded.


1. Mari Ocando, Spanish ($1000)
2. Cheyenne "Anna" Black, Creative Writing ($500)


1. Narin Loa, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics ($1000)
2. Anthony Celaya, English Education ($500)

Honorable Mention

1. Xuan Wang-Wolf, Chinese ($300)
2. Anthony Celaya, English Education ($300)
3. Michael Winans, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics ($300)

Congratulations to all the awardees!

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