2020 Award Winners

Dear English Department Award Winners,

We usually get to celebrate and recognize you in the Campanile Room at the Memorial Union overlooking the ISU Campanile and the beautiful ISU campus.  This year, our celebration is happening on this page, where we congratulate you on receiving your award.  While this undoubtedly feels different in many ways, the feeling of having been selected as an award winner should still give you the same sense of pride and accomplishment you would feel if we could hand you the award in person.

I congratulate you from the bottom of my heart and I hope you will celebrate your achievement.  You have worked hard for this and you fully deserve it.  While I have your attention, though, I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that for many of you, your success is the culmination of about two decades (or more) of support you have received from your family and friends. I view this as a good time to certainly celebrate your award and to also reflect back on the people who impacted and supported you most.  Perhaps now is a good time to reach out to them and thank them – and then continue to celebrate together, whether it is virtually or in person. I would like to close by thanking you for your dedication and commitment to excellence.  As the Chair of the Department of English at Iowa State University, I could not be happier that you received this award.

Sincerely,

Volker Hegelheimer

 

 
Aubrey E. Galyon Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate senior or M.A. student ready to begin work toward a Ph.D. in literature, linguistics, or rhetoric
EMILY DUX SPELTZ
Quentin G. Johnson Award
Awarded to an undergraduate senior or graduate student who has a strong academic record and shows promise in the study of linguistics
SABRINA VAN WEELDEN
Cross-disciplinary Linguistics Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate whose academic career shows promise in leading to a future directly related to theoretical or applied linguistics.
CAITLIN CISAR
Pearl Hogrefe Grants in Creative Writing
Awarded to graduate students who show extraordinary promise in creative writing
CRYSTAL STONE
ERIC WILLIAMS
BRENDAN CURTINRICH – Recognition Award
EnglQueer Outreach Award
An annual award for raising awareness in the Iowa State community about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Transsexual issues
TIA SADDLER
Kurt Moody Creative Writing Award
Given in honor of Kurt Moody to an Iowa State undergraduate student who demonstrates excellence in creative writing
ERIN OLIVIA CANNON

BAILEY ELIZABETH STERK

Richard Caplan Sketch Prize
Awarded to authors in three genres—poetry, fiction, and nonfiction—whose work represents the strongest writing in each genre to be published in Sketch magazine
CARTER DAILEY - Poetry
BAILEY STERK - Fiction
ESPERANZA VARGAS MACIAS - Nonfiction
Will C. Jumper Scholarship
Awarded to an Iowa State undergraduate who demonstrates excellence in poetry writing
KIRA FREDERICK
SABRINA VAN WEELDEN
Pearl Hogrefe Freshman Scholarship in Creative Writing
In recognition of first-year students with freshman status whose work exemplifies promise or talent in one of the genres of creative writing
LYDIA SAMUELSON
KIMI SNYDER
HANNAH VAN SICKLE
Pearl Hogrefe Sophomore Scholarship in Creative Writing
In recognition of an original and imaginative use of language and future promise in creative writing
MADELYN LANDAHL
Pearl Hogrefe Junior Scholarship in Creative Writing
In recognition of outstanding originality, unusual perspective and a unique voice in creative writing
JULIE BRISSETTE
MIKAYLA HOSKINS
Pearl Hogrefe Senior Scholarship in Creative Writing
In recognition of outstanding originality, unusual perspective and a unique voice in creative writing
RYAN BYRNES
TALON DELANEY
CYNTHIA WOLTEERS
Herta David Scholarships in English
Awarded to Iowa State undergraduates majoring in English
PEYTON HAMEL
SAMUEL UPAH
Freda Huncke Endowment Award
Awarded to students majoring in English who demonstrate academic excellence and expository writing ability
MACIE BOCK
ERIN CANNON
JACOB DELAROSA
MCKENNA FLOOD
NICOLE HIRSCHMAN
RYAN PHILLIPS
HANNAH RYAN

James and Rachel Lowrie Family Award
Candidates are nominated by a faculty member and awarded in recognition of a junior or senior whse oral and written performance in English courses demonstrates outstanding growth, perception, and capability in the study of literature.
TAYLOR NICOLE BROWN
ASHLYN BUTLER

MOLLY MUENCH
TIA SADDLER
ARIE SIROTIAK

ADAM THOMAS
W. Paul Jones Scholarship
In recognition of scholarly excellence in Rhetoric & professional communication
DANIEL HENKE
Richard R. Wright Award
In recognition of academic excellence and expository writing ability
CARLOS TOLEDO-PRADA
Pamela Henry Lassahn Scholarship in Tech Comm
Awarded to an Iowa State undergraduate majoring in Technical Communication with a minor or a designated area of concentration in a technical or scientific field
KYLE HAMERLINCK
Albert L. Walker Excellence in English Award
In recognition of academic excellence and exceptional ability in the study of literature
KARTIKA BUDHWAR
MADELINE BLIEK

GWENYTH DAVIS
ELIZABETH SMITH
Critical Writing Award
Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student for a single piece of critical exposition originally written for an English course at Iowa State University
BREANNA BRUENING
ERIN CANNON
KRISTY RETH
ARIE SIROTIAK
Paul L. & Carolyn Errington Award
In recognition of academic excellence in environmental literary criticism
BRENDAN CURTINRICH
Speech Communication Ray Dearin Award for Academic Excellence
In recognition of a Speech Communication Major who exhibits the strongest academic record within the major
CARRIE BRCKA
Speech Communication Demosthenes Outstanding Speaker Award
In recognition of a student’s exceptional achievement as a public speaker in Speech Communication courses
JOHN MURPHY