Student Awards

2017 STUDENT AWARDS

 
L-R: Professor Leslie Petty, Justin Davis, Eilidh Jenness, Professor Caki Wilkinson, Brittney Threatt, Professors Ernest Gibson and Scott Newstok.

Brittney M. Threatt  Cynthia Marshall Award

Justin A. Davis  John R. Benish  Award for Excellence in the Study of English

Austin D. Schmude  Jane Donaldson Kepple First-Year Student English Essay Prize

Clare M. Misko  Jane Donaldson Kepple Scholarly Essay Prize

Justin A. Davis  Jane Donaldson Kepple Senior English Essay Prize

Eilidh C. Jenness  Allen Tate Creative Writing Award-Poetry

Amanda G. Crist  Allen Tate Creative Writing Award-Fiction

Lily K. Anthony  Anne Howard Bailey Prize for Creative Writing-Prose

Justin A. Davis  Anne Howard Bailey Prize for Creative Writing-Poetry

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.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.
 

2016 STUDENT AWARDS

Leah Washburn  Cynthia Marshall Award

Theodore Nollert  John R Benish Award for Excellence in the Study of English

Hayley Rosenfield  Jane Donaldson Kepple Award Creative Writing Award

Genevieve Bettendorf  Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Senior English Essay

Lucy Right  Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Scholarly Essay

India Nikotich  Jane Donaldson Kepple Writing Prize – 1st year Student English Essay

Marguerite Spiotta  Allen Tate Creative Writing Award

Thomas Simmermaker  Anne Howard Bailey Prize for Creative Writing
 

2015 STUDENT AWARDS

Will Roudabush
  Cynthia Marshall Award

Katie Cannon
  John R Benish Award for Excellence in the Study of English

Alex Cronin  Jane Donaldson Kepple Award Creative Writing Award

Christian Zoeller  Jane Donaldson Kepple Creative Writing Award

Katie Cannon  Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Senior English Essay

Bailey Kimmitt  Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Scholarly Essay

Mark Robinson  Jane Donaldson Kepple Writing Prize – 1st year Student English Essay

Phoebe Driscoll
  Allen Tate Creative Writing Award

Taylor White  Anne Howard Bailey Prize for Creative Writing
 

2014 STUDENT AWARDS

Samantha Smith
  Cynthia Marshall Award

Margaret A. McGowan
  John R Benish Award for Excellence in the Study of English

Anna Lockhart  Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Creative Writing Award (Fiction)

Amanda Blagg 
 Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Senior English Essay

Maria Branca
  Jane Donaldson Kepple Award, Scholarly Essay

Lucy Right
  Jane Donaldson Kepple Writing Prize – 1st year Student English Essay

Chelsea Ortego
  Allen Tate Creative Writing Award (Poetry)

Chloe Bryan
  Allen Tate Creative Writing Award (Fiction)
 

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