The Department of English celebrates faculty and student achievement

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Graduate student award recipients pose for a photo during the Department of English Awards (from left): Tim Ballingall, Whitney James, Micah-Jade Stanback and Sofia Huggins


Faculty members were honored for outstanding teaching, research and service and undergraduate and graduate students who have excelled academically were recognized at the annual Department of English Awards ceremony May 4.

As with the educational experience offered throughout TCU’s disciplines, the Department of English encourages worldwide learning.  By studying literature and writing students can acquire the skills that help determine connections between ideas, build persuasive arguments and respect various perspectives.  During her welcome address, Department of English Chair, Dr. Karen Steele, posed the question — “What can you do with an English or Writing major?” 

She went on to outline that some of the recent graduates of the Department of English are ”working in advertising and digital marketing; technical communication; film and entertainment; banking and finance; pursuing graduate studies in literature, rhetoric and composition, creative writing, law, linguistics, public policy, education, film studies, and medicine.”

A degree in English or Writing can translate to a wide range of professions and the Department of English is deeply committed to refining the skills that will sustain as professions transform and change.

Congratulations honorees!

Undergraduate Achievements

Recognition of ServiceCarly Charbonneau and Angelica Hernandez
Gauthier ApprenticeAnn Tran
English Department Outreach FellowAndreley Bjelland
Betsy Colquitt Scholar Joel Hulseman
Senior ScholarHayley Zablotsky

Phi Beta Kappa Recognition

EnglishSara Babineaux, Emma Blanchard, Emily Gibson, Catherine Lillie,
Elena Myers, Amanda Smiley

WritingGrayson Scott, Hannah Taylor, Hayley Zablotsky

Sigma Tau Delta Induction

New Members, Spring 2018
Ann Tran, Ian Townsend, Rachel Brooks, Michaela Eichers, Angelica Hernandez,
Chanel Vismara, Caitlin Mendoza, Nicholas Ferrandino, Isabella Nucci, Julie Winspear,
Emily Fletcher, Lutie Rodriguez, Blaire Busbee

Graduating Seniors, Spring 2018

Emma Blanchard, Chanel Vismara, Caitlin Mendoza, Hayley Zablotsky,
Sarah Campbell, 
Nicholas Ferrandino

Pi Epsilon Pi Members

Lindsay Cowdin, Ian Kyle Townsend, Julia Winspear, Ariel Zinkan

Dave Kuhne descant Award

Hayley Zablotsky

Departmental Awards for Faculty

Service AwardTheresa Gaul
Teaching AwardLayne Craig
Research AwardAlex Lemon

Department Recognition

Anne Frey
4 Years of Service as Director of Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Instructor of the Year

Claire Landes

Tate Prize in Composition Studies

Jackie Hoermann Elliott

Outstanding Graduate Student Awards

English Studies (Years 1-2)Micah-Jade Stanback
Rhetoric & Composition (Years 1-2)Whitney James
English Studies (Years 3-5)Sofia Huggins
Rhetoric & Composition (Years 3-5)Tim Ballingall

Graduate Faculty of the Year

Sarah Robbins