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The Jane Donaldson Kepple Writing Prizes are awarded annually to four students for excellence in writing as judged by a committee of faculty members. The awards are given in four categories: Freshman English Essay; Senior English Essay; Poetry, Fiction, and Drama; and Scholarly Essay. These prizes were established in 1985 by Thomas R. Kepple, Jr. in memory of his wife.



The Cynthia Marshall Award was created in 2005 by family and friends of Professor Cynthia Marshall. The award is given to the most deserving senior majoring in English who is pursuing graduate studies in any field in the humanities.



2013 STUDENT AWARDS

Dev Varma
Cynthia Marshall Award

Amaryllis Lyle
John R Benish Award for Excellence in the Study of English

Jeremy Culver
Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Senior English Essay

Katherine Flynt
Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Scholarly Essay

Katherine Neale
Allen Tate Creative Writing Award (Poetry)

Julie Borden
Allen Tate Creative Writing Award (Fiction)

Mary Katherine Millis
Jane Donaldson Kepple Writing Prize – 1st year Student English Essay


2012 STUDENT AWARDS

Andrew Miller 
Cynthia Marshall Award

Jeremy Culver 
John R Benish Award for Excellence in the Study of English

Keyana Williams 
Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Senior English Essay

Jenna Sullivan 
Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Scholarly Essay

Hunter Kuhlmann 
Allen Tate Creative Writing Award (Poetry)

Caitlyn Kennedy 
Allen Tate Creative Writing Award (Fiction)

Emily Dorward 
Jane Donaldson Kepple Writing Prize – 1st year Student English Essay
 

2011 STUDENT AWARDS  

Jessica Comola
Cynthia Marshall Award

Andrew C. Miller
John R Benish Award for Excellence in the Study of English

John A. Bryant
Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Senior English Essay

Andrew C. Miller
Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Scholarly Essay

Dev Varma
Allen Tate Creative Writing Award (Poetry)

Katja M. Zurcher
Allen Tate Creative Writing Award (Fiction)

Joseph E. Mroz
Jane Donaldson Kepple Writing Prize – 1st year Student English Essay 

 

Kudos to graduating English major Michael Gossett!!
At the 2010 Honor′s Convocation, Michael garnered an impressive three awards in honor of his accomplishments as an English major. In addition to the Jane Donaldson Kepple Writing Prize for Senior English Essay and the Jane Donaldson Kepple Writing Prize for Creative Writing - Poetry, Michael also received the Cynthia Marshall Award for most outstanding graduating English major. After commencement, Michael is headed to the University of Maryland for graduate studies in English.

 

 

 

2010 STUDENT AWARDS

Michael Gossett
Cynthia Marshall Award

Joel Iwaskiewicz
John R Benish Award for Excellence in the Study of English

Michael Gossett
Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Senior English Essay

Mark Wadley
Jane Donaldson Kepple Creative Writing Award (Fiction)

Michael Gossett
Jane Donaldson Kepple Creative Writing Award (Poetry)

Jacob Smith
Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Scholarly Essay

Jessica Comola
Allen Tate Creative Writing Award (Poetry)

Zach Glover
Allen Tate Creative Writing Award (Fiction)

Amanda Blagg
Jane Donaldson Kepple Writing Prize – 1st year Student English Essay


2009 STUDENT AWARDS

Rebecca Bates
Cynthia Marshall Award

Bryan Hearn
John R Benish Award for Excellence in the Study of English

Kristine Overacre
Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Senior English Essay

Rebecca Bates
Jane Donaldson Kepple Creative Writing Award (Fiction)

Ashley Jones
Jane Donaldson Kepple Creative Writing Award (Poetry)

Sarah Crowley
Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Scholarly Essay

Jessica Comola
Allen Tate Creative Writing Award (Poetry)

Douglas DesRoches
Allen Tate Creative Writing Award (Fiction)

Hunter Kuhlmann
Jane Donaldson Kepple Writing Prize – 1st year Student English Essay

2008 STUDENT AWARDS

Diana Comes

John R Benish Award for Excellence in the Study of English

Thomas Cole II
Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Senior English Essay

Douglas Bracken
Jane Donaldson Kepple Creative Writing Award (Fiction)

Rachel Stinson
Jane Donaldson Kepple Creative Writing Award (Poetry)

Anthony Siracusa III
Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Scholarly Essay

Savannah Gardner
Allen Tate Creative Writing Award (Poetry)

Rachel Simmons
Allen Tate Creative Writing Award (Fiction)

Christina Jezioro
Jane Donaldson Kepple Writing Prize – 1st year Student English Essay

2007 STUDENT AWARDS

Allison Burris & Jonathan Callis
John R Benish Award for Excellence in the Study of English

Caroline Cole
Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Senior English Essay

Sarah Galpern
Jane Donaldson Kepple Creative Writing Award (Fiction)

Lauren Cagle
Jane Donaldson Kepple Creative Writing Award (Poetry)

Kimberly Green
Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Scholarly Essay

Sarah Rutherford
Allen Tate Creative Writing Award (Poetry)

Allison Burris
Allen Tate Creative Writing Award (Fiction)

Michael Gossett
Jane Donaldson Kepple Writing Prize – 1st year Student English Essay


2006 STUDENT AWARDS

Whitney R. Howell
John R Benish Award for Excellence in the Study of English

Whitney R. Howell
Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Senior English Essay

Earle H. Markel
Jane Donaldson Kepple Creative Writing Award (Fiction)

Sara B. Rutherford
Jane Donaldson Kepple Creative Writing Award (Poetry)

Erin D. Kitchell
Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Scholarly Essay

Christina M. LaPrease
Allen Tate Creative Writing Award (Poetry)

John A. Harrison
Allen Tate Creative Writing Award (Fiction)

Anthony C. Siracusa III 
Jane Donaldson Kepple Writing Prize – 1st year Student English Essay