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2015-2016 Award Winners

HSS Scholars

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences honors graduating seniors who have distinguished themselves by amassing an impressive body of work during their undergraduate careers. Typically, recipients of HSS Scholar awards are students who, in addition to excelling in regular courses, undertake one or more substantial research projects (such as a Bachelor’s Essay or a project done in an Independent Study course).

The following two English students were recipients of this award as voted on by the English department faculty.

Outstanding Students

This award recognizes outstanding English majors. The recepients of this award are voted on by the English department faculty.

  • Derek Borden
  • Darien Bucher
  • Ellen Butler
  • Connor Ellison
  • Dylan Hopper
  • Lori Pimental
  • Rebecca Saunders
  • Mary Stamato

Departmental Honors

Awarded to students who have at least a 3.5 GPA in all major coursework, and who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of exceptionally fine work in any combination of independent study, internship, seminar, and bachelor's essay.

  • Darien Bucher
  • Ellen Butler
  • Alexandra Worthy

Anna B. Katona Award in American Literature

This award is named for Dr. Anna B. Katona a longtime professor of English at the College of Charleston (1975-1999). Dr. Katona provided funds for a grant to the College that annual recognizes the graduating English major with the highest average in American Literature courses.

  • Alexandra Worthy

First-Year Writing Awards

In 2008 the department established this annual contest to encourage and recognize excellent writing and critical thinking. All students enrolled in English 110, Honors 110, or English 215 are eligible to submit papers for the contest. The winning papers are chosen by the First-Year Writing Committee in the Department of English based on excellence of writing and the reflection of First-Year Writing curricular goals.

"The Dark Knight Dilemma" by Tara Burress

"Hoodoo: Black Magic or Healing Art?" by Amy Fnine

"Generation of Social Avatars: Closing the Gap" by Winn Meyers

"Hey Mr. Tambourine Man, Sell a Song to Me" by Patrick Spoon