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Culture and Communication Award

for Excellence in Writing

The Department of Culture and Communication selects exemplary student writers each year to receive the C&C Award for Exellence in Writing.

The awards are announced in the Spring. All awards come with a certificate and small prize for the winning cadets.

 These prizes are 100% funded by donations from C&C faculty.

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2018 Award Winners!









Creative Fiction: Aaron Lamb, "The Klaubatamann" (Prof. Julie Chisolm - Creative Writing)

Creative Non Fiction: Daniel Lancaster, "Regionalism Essay" (Prof. Amy Parsons - US Lit of the Sea)

Academic Essay: Bonnie May, "Living Simply (Prof. Sarah Senk - Critical Thinking)




Runners-up (not pictured):

Adam Magby: "A Love Lost"
Ian Tadeo : "Deathography"
Tessa Bernardis:"La Bora"
Tyan Twisselman: "Familiar Faces"
Keelan Baublits: "Living off Campus"


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Writing Honor Roll


Forrest Eagle (left) wrote, "Congratulations! You Have a New Missed Connection" in  EGL100 (English Composition).

Jazmin Silveri (right) wrote,  "The 'Female Ethos' in Persuasion and Ultramarine"in  EGL315 (World Lit of the Sea).


For Outstanding Writing in a Lower-Division Course: Donovan Shackleford, "The Enslavement of the Scrivener and the Creature," EGL-200, Introduction to Literature.

For Outstanding Writing in an Upper-Division Course: Ryan O'Dell, "Integrative Essay," EGL-310, U.S. Literature of the Sea.

Special Mention for Excellence in Writing: John Halstead, "Death of a Child" CSL-210, Dying: The Final Stage of Living












Inaugural award winners: Matt Leli, Dr. Parsons, Dr. Dewey, Dr. Chisholm, Emilia Sween, Wade Phinney.

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