The General Studies Writing department has recognized excellence in student writing with the awards listed below.
Donna Nelson-Beene Excellence in Research Writing Award
This award is given for the best argumentative-synthesis research essay written in GSW 1120: Academic Writing. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge outstanding student work in GSW 1120 and to reward students for excellence in research-based writing.
Lowell and Virginia Leland Literary Prize
This award is given each year for the best paper written by General Studies Writing students in response to the book selected for the Common Reading Experience.
Michael T. Schwarten
Anna (Katie) Pakizer
Dawn Marie Mauterman
Sponsored by The College of Arts and Sciences, General Studies Writing, and the BGeXperience Program, was given each spring for the most outstanding papers written by General Studies Writing students in response to assignments which entail critical thinking about values.
Samantha L. Cofield
Mary E. Guillermo