Honors Program Alumni
Rita D. Costello, Class of '95
What degree(s) did you receive from BGSU?
BFA in Creative Writing with a minor in English
What other education have you received?
M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Wichita State University (KS) 1999;
Ph.D. in English from University of Louisiana (with specializations in Poetry, Drama, Early American Literature, Modern and Contemporary American Literature, and Romantic and Victorian British Literatures) 2002.
What were you involved in while at BGSU and in the Honors Program?
Undergrowth (Creative Writing group),
Phi Eta Sigma (honor society),
Alpha Lambda Delta (honors society).
What do you consider your hometown?
Grand Island, NY and Kent, OH
In what city do you currently reside?
Lake Charles, LA
What is your current occupation?
English Professor and Director of Freshman and Sophomore English
Please list other occupations you would like noted in your alumni spotlight.
writer (poet and playwright)
What are some significant accomplishments you would like spotlighted?
Editor of the poetry anthology Bend Don't Shatter;
extensive publications; lived and worked for two years in central China; breast cancer survivor.
What are some of your interests and hobbies?
Reading, writing, travel, photography.
What are some fond memories you have of the BGSU Honors Program?
Lived my freshman and sophomore year in the Honors dorm; great seminar classes with topics like Totalitarianism and Thought Control