Department ofEnglish

Previous Award Winners

English Department Prize Winners

Shilpa Arora
1999-2000

Katie Colendich
2000-2001

Leslie-Ann Holt
2001-2002

Geoffrey Rocca
2002-2003

Katherine Quevedo
2003-2004

Melissa Franklin
2004-2005

Julie Sugishita
2005-2006

Athena Arnot-Copenhaver 2006-2007

Julianne Jigour
2007-2008

Krystal Wu
2008-2009

Elizabeth Sweeney, Giuseppina Chiaramonte
2009-2010

Stephanie Wilson
2010-2011

Julianne Parayo
2011-2012

William Usdin
2012-2013

Laura Sylvan
2013-2014

Jacob Wilbers
2014-2015

Jenna Morgan
2015-2016

 

 2017
Silvia Signore for her portfolio of essays from Dubliners, Tennessee Williams’ plays, and Beloved; Essays titled: “From Where the Narrator Stands”,
“A Portrait of Reality: Misunderstood Women in a Man’s World”, “The Catharsis of (Re)Memory” 

Lisa Adams
1997-1998

Danielle Aberle
1998-1999

Lisa Myers,
Shannon Roth
1999-2000

Kara Thompson
2000-2001

Claire Angelici
2001-2002

Shiaw-Ling Lai
2002-2003

Andres Carillo
2003-2004

Ben Chee Kong Mok
2004-2005

Matt Meyerhofer
2005-2006

Matthew Hendricks
2006-2007

Maureen McKenzie
2007-2008

Sarah Graham
2008-2009

Reid Hudson
2009-2010

Katherine Tolentino
2010-2011

Richard Jon Teel
2011-2012

Kaitlyn Baker
2012-2013

 Kayla Unger
2013-2014


Patrick McDonell
2014-2015 

Clara Cushing
2015-2016

 

 

 2017
Emma Ferrell for her essay “Uncontrollable Consumption:
Double-Colonization in Toni Morrison’s Beloved”

 

Neal R. Jimenez
1979-1980

Brian D. Johnson
1980-1981

John Jeffrey Brazil
1982-1983

Nancy Renee Novak
1983-1984

Mary M. Norris
1984-1985

Melinda Lee Bihn
1985-1986

Catherine D. Thompson
1986-1987

Kirsten Sue Gorman
1987-1988

Melinda Ann Markham
1988-1989

Cheryl Ann Tonry
1989-1990

Julie Katherine Franklin
1990-1991

Robert Eugene Nelson
1991-1992

Christoper E. Waters
1992-1993

Eliza Raquel Gallardo
1993-1994

Erin F. Kimura
1994-1995

Lisa Adams
1995-1996

Lisa Adams
1997-1998

James Duncan
1998-1999

Courtney A. Richards
1999-2000

H. Robert Berg III
2000-2001

Peter Riehl
2001-2002

Tanya Landsberger
2002-2003

Erin Pate
2003-2004

Ben Swanson
2004-2005

T.J. Moran
2005-2006

Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi
2006-2007

Kelsey Maher
2007-2008

Randy Holaday
2008-2009

Giuseppina Chiaramonte
2009-2010

Jane Wongso Suhardjo
2010-2011

Kelly McMeekin
2011-2012

Sarah McMClammy
2012-2013

Nicholas Anthony
2013-2014

Kalyn Josephson
2014-2015

Emma Ferrell
2015-2016

 

2017
Madeline Nguyen for her short story "i hope you felt loved"

Antonio S. Facchino
1994-1995

Marci L. Duren
1995-1996

Maureen E. McDonnel
1996-1997

Elizabeth Demske
1997-1998

Gareth S. Lee
1998-1999

Gareth S. Lee
1990-2000

Katie Colendich
2000-2001

Dustin Cu
2001-2002

Nicole Docimo
2002-2003

Alexander M. Weyand
2003-2004

Neil Ferron
2004-2005

Molly Mellinger
2005-2006

Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi
2006-2007

Kristina Ciapella
2007-2008

Nicholas Sanchez
2008-2009

Nicholas Sanchez
2009-2010

Ainsley Kelly
2010-2011

Sabrina Barreto
2011-2012

Victoria Isabel Yap
2012-2013

Sabrina Barreto
2013-2014

Forrest Nguyen
2014-2015

Shelley Valdez
2015-2016

   



2017
1st Place: Emma Ferrell for her poems “Ode to a Beautiful Button”,
“Finding the Memory Box in my Parents’ Basement”, and
“I was trying to pin down these thoughts with thumbtacks”
Honorable Mention: Kelley Dong for her poem: “Incompleteness, Forever”

 

Kathryn S. Bold
1979-1980

Mary L. Shipsey
1980-1981

Christine L. Long
1981-1982

Kevin J. Kelly
1982-1983

Catherine D. Thampson
1987-1988

Malinda A. Markham
1988-1989

Malinda A. Markham
1989-1990

Julie M. Zografos
1990-1991

Elizabeth M. Kelly
1991-1992

Julie M. Zografos
1992-1993

William R. Turner
1993-1994

Antonio S. Facchino
1994-1995

Joseph M. C. Tung
1995-1996

David M. Metzger
1996-1997

Gareth S. Lee
1997-1998

Gareth S. Lee
1998-1999

Quentin Obis
1999-2000

Dana K. C. Wolfe
2000-2001

Matthew Schenck
2001-2002

Holli Ogle
2002-2003

Alexander M. Weyand
2003-2004

Stefanie Silva
2004-2005

Stefanie Silva
2005-2006

Kristina Chiapella
2006-2007

Kiik Araki Kawaguchi
2007-2008

Rachel Wilde
2008-2009

Ainsley Kelly
2009-2010

Marty Saunders
2010-2011

Sabrina Barreto
2011-2012

Sarah McClammy
2012-2013

Kathryn McAuliffe
2013-2014

Sabrina Barreto
2014-2015

Shelley Valdez
2015-2016

2017
1st Place: Shelley Valdez for her poems “The Great Glass Jar”,
“For the Girl Who Introduced Me to Anne Carson”, and “Postcards”
2nd Place: Miles Lagunas for his poems “Ode to Apep,” “Hummingbird,” and “Fine Art.”
3rd Place: Riley O’Connell for her poems “Numbers Guy”,“my father’s son”,
and “Prayers Onto My Lips”
4th Place: Jimmy Flynn for his poems “tastebuds,” “recipe,” and “why me?”

Alexander Nouaux
2013-2014

Marissa Martinez, Max Nguyen, Erin Root, & Max Silva
2014-2015

Taylor Tagawa, Hannah Kortbawi
2015-2016 

Mark So & Tim Shur for their webtext: “An Examination of SCU's Model for First-Year Housing”
2017

Megan O'Tool
1983-1984

Kevin L. O'Neill
1984-19856

Sharon E. Voth
1986-1987

Rafel Roman
1987-1988

William Forrest III
1988-1989

Matthew J. Ward
1989-1990

Robin E. Wooding
1990-1991

Samantha Lang
1991-1992

Huda A. Al-Msirashi
1995-1996

Yenni Young
1997-1998

Heather Powell
1998-1999

Kelly Vranas
1999-2000

Jennifer Re
2006-2007

Meghan O'Neill
2001-2002

Alexander M. Weyand
2002-2003

Griselda Renteria
2003-2004

Mallory Anne Carlson,
Leslie Ann Santikian
2004-2005

Susannah Rooney
Krystal Wu
2005-2006

Kelsey Maher
2006-2007

Dan Anh Do
2007-2008

Khanh Le Vu Trinh
2008-2009

Mary Reynolds
2009-2010

Kyra Johana Sjarif,
Amanda Turner

Edward Nugent
2011-2012

  Lyn Ishizaki-Brown,
Sophie Meyer
2013-2014 

2014-15
CTW 1
1st place: Avery Ikeda “The Bronco: The Myth, The Legend, The Statue”
2nd place: Ester Young: “Censorship of the Female Body”
3rd place: Angelina Poole: “Political Satire in the Daily Show: It is no laughing matter”
CTW 2
1st place: Ally Mueller: “Sports and Domestic Violence: Correlation of Causation”
2nd place: Laura Kastilani: “Untitled”
3rd place: Tisha Harnlasiri: “The Aristocracy of the American Higher Education System”

2015-16
CTW 1
1st place: Matthew Robinson: “From Arcadia to a Zillion: A Critical Examination of a Literary Coming of Age”
2nd place: Matilde Saucedo: “The Bedrock of Human Nature”
3rd place: Hannah Kim: “Walking Down the (Sunset) Boulevard of Broken Dreams: The Role of Ethnogenesis in Hollywood”
CTW 2
1st place: Miranda Wittmond: “Working on Sex Work”
2nd place: Claire Hultquist: “Yatra Visvam Bhavati Ekanidam: Where the Whole World Meets in a Single Nest”
3rd place: Alexis Amano: “Holistically Human Amputation and the Human Aesthetic”

2016-17
CTW 1
1st place: Colin Alexander: “The Forgotten Movement”
2nd place: Khiely Jackson: “The California Dream as Seen Through a Golden Bridge”
3rd place: Sibel Fite:  “A Rainbow’s Reflected Light”
CTW 2
1st place: Rena Abu-Gharbiyeh: “The Evolution of Sports Broadcasting”
2nd place: Shining Liu: “To Be Inspired: An Exploration of Social Enterprises and Scaling Up”
3rd place: Holly Waggoner : “Women’s Education in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Eastern Asia”