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English, Rhetoric, and Writing 2003 Honors Awards

Wheelan, Powell, Watkins
English professors Whelan, Powell, and
Watkins at Honors Convocation

Many English majors receive scholarships based on merit. In addition to scholarships, the Department of English Rhetoric, and Writing presents several awards at the annual Honors Convocation. Our students also participate in the Student Scholarship Symposium, an annual student research conference at Berry.

The faculty of the English, Rhetoric, and Writing Department would like to congratulate the winners of the following English awards:



Freshman Advocate - Faculty

Ms. Martha Van Cise

Martha Van Cise


Academy of American Poets

Financed by Joseph Corson Llewellyn and Emma Piatt Llewellyn, this award is given for the best poem or group of poems written by a Berry student.

Anna Ruth Erickson

Anna Erickson

Gordon Barber Memorial Poetry

The Gordon Barber Memorial Award in Poetry was endowed by Mrs. William A. Barber in memory of her son.  The award is presented to the students submitting the best original poems.


Leah Kirsten Updegrave

Leah Updegrave

John William Coleman

John Coleman wins 1st place in Hammond award

Hammond Poetry

This award is in memory of Mrs. Emily Vanderbilt Hammond, longtime donor and friend of Martha Berry, who started the poetry contest and personally made the awards during her many visits to Berry.  The award is now made by the Daughters of Berry to honor the memory of Mrs. Hammond.

John William Coleman – 1st & 2nd place

Anna Ruth Erickson – 3rd place

Eleanor B. North Creative Writing

The Eleanor B. North Award in Creative Writing was established by Miss North in April of 1972.  Miss North taught literature at Berry College from 1951 to 1963.  The award is presented to a student showing the most promise in creative writing.

Leah Kirsten Updegrave

Pendley English Teaching

The Pendley English Teaching Award is given annually in the field of language arts, on the basis of the student teaching experience to a student who demonstrates great potential as a teacher.


Patrick Harper Ouzts

Patrick Ouzts

Alice Wingo Essay

The Alice Wingo Essay Award is given in memory of Miss Wingo, who for many years was Dean of Women at Berry College.  The award goes to the student who writes the best essay in a literature course.


Jasmin Elish Pittman

Anna Ruth Erickson

Jasmin Pittman

Nadassy Scholarship

This scholarship was given to a rising freshman or sophomore English major.


Kate Brown

Kate Brown

Student Scholarship Symposium

Several students were sponsored by faculty members in the English, Rhetoric, and Writing Department in presenting their research at the Symposium for Student Scholarship.


Simona Chitescu

Simona Chitescu wins Academy of American Poets award

Thank you for submitting your work and for the outstanding contributions you have made to our department.  We are honored to have been a part of your education here at Berry College.

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