The Department of Writing and Rhetoric hosted a virtual graduation celebration prior to the May 2 commencement ceremony for 15 graduating graduate and undergraduate students in order to recognize their accomplishments. The graduates were joined by their friends, family and Writing and Rhetoric faculty and staff. In addition to celebrating the new graduates, the department also recognized and honored faculty and student award winners.
Congratulations to all!
Vanessa Calkins (pictured), Emily Proulx, Dr. Laurie Pinkert (pictured), Emily LaPadura (not pictured) and Melissa Pompos-Mansfield (not pictured) won the Department of Writing and Rhetoric’s Outstanding Community Engagement Faculty Award. Emily Proulx presented the award as a member of the Award selection committee.
Stuart Dees & L. Corinne Jones; Corinne won the Department of Writing & Rhetoric Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Teaching Excellence Award. Corinne is a Texts & Technology PhD student. Stuart Dees presented the student awards as the Chair of the award selection committee.
BA graduates: From left to right – (Top) Duncan Wood, Corina Aguilera, Marissa DuBois, (Middle) Lyman Brodie Interim Chair, Shaquille Scott, Daniel Scardino, (Bottom) Dr. Laurie A. Pinkert Undergraduate Director, Michelle Syed
Student Award Winners: (Top) Committee Chair Stuart Dees, Undergraduate Excellence Winner Michael Fiorillo, Graduate Excellence Winner Natalie Madruga, Graduate Teaching Award Winner L. Corinne Jones
Student Ambassadors; From top left – Duncan Wood, Marissa DuBois, Corina Aguilera, Elias Valentin, Vanessa Calkins (Faculty Sponsor), Christian Tabet
Pi Epsilon Pi Honor Society members; From top left- Duncan Wood (graduating member), Marissa DuBois (graduating member), Elias Valentin (current member), Christian Tabet (current member), Dr. Marcy Galbreath (PEP Faculty Sponsor), James Yunik (current member), Oliver Lyon (current member), Pamela Gores (current member)
Stuart Dees & Natalie Madruga; Natalie won the Department of Writing & Rhetoric Graduate Excellence Award. Natalie just completed her 2nd year in the Rhetoric & Composition Master’s Program and will enter her 3rd and final year in the program this fall. Stuart Dees presented the student awards as the Chair of the award selection committee.
Michael Fiorillo & Stuart Dees; Michael won the Department of Writing & Rhetoric Undergraduate Excellence Award. Stuart Dees presented the student awards as the Chair of the award selection committee.
MA Grads: Associate Dean Lyman Brodie, Interim Department Chair & Andrew Petrykowski