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FYE Writing Awards

The Writing Center and the First Year Experience program are pleased to announce the WINNERS and HONORABLE MENTIONS of the 2016-2017 First Year Experience Writing Awards. Information on next year's awards will be available at the start of the Fall 2017 semester!


  • Zachary Carter, “An Epic Destiny: Exploring Fate in Virgil’s Aeneid” (HUMA)
  • Frances Kennedy-Long, “Fanon and Ghandi: Understanding U.S. Imperialism in the 21st Century”  (Social Justice)
  • Abigail McRedmond, “Examining Identity through Action in The Eternal Feminine”  (Inventing Mexico)
  • Nathaniel Pigott, “Hawaii in the American Orientalist Imagination” (Being Young in Asia)

Honorable Mentions:

  • Katherine Jones, “Exoticism and the Appropriation Question: Caribbean Culture in Mexico” (Inventing Mexico)
  • Andrea Nebhut, “Culture and Carbon and Cremation, Oh My!” (Climate Changed)
  • Rachel Lopez, “Democracy vs. Tyranny: An Athenian Choice in Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War” (HUMA)
  • Sarah Smith, “Ukiyo-e’s Influence on the The First Wave Feminist Movement” (Arts and Ideas)

Papers will be available to readers in September 2017.