On May 28, 2017 the Department of English recognized the achievements of our graduates at a diploma ceremony in the Statler Auditorium. Over 400 guests, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate graduates and wish them success into the future.
This year, 6 PhD graduates, 8 MFA graduates, 58 undergraduate English majors, and 54 undergraduate English minors received degrees.
The Chair of the English Department, Roger Gilbert, was the master of ceremonies, while Associate Professor Joanie Mackowski read her poem “Prayer,” Associate Professor/Director of Undergraduate Studies Masha Raskolnikov offered congratulatory remarks, and Associate Professor/Director of Graduate Studies Jenny Mann hooded PhD students.
Writing and thesis prize winners were also recognized. For a complete list of award winners, please click here.