• 2017-2018
  • 2016-2017
  • 2015-2016
  • 2014-2015

Linguistics Award: Justin Nelson

Literature Award: Kimberly Gilmore

Writing Award: Stephanie Blair

Peter Sears Poetry Award:

     First Prize:

          Madeleine Hannah, “Sailing Stones”

     Second Prize:

          Kendall Cohns, “Uneaten Remains of a Horned Lark”

     Third Prize:

          Nichole Caldwell’s, “My Dad Appreciates a Steens Lightning Storm”

Linguistics Award and Don Weiss Prize: Sydney Culpepper

Literature Award: Sadie Moses

Writing Award: Erika Fitzpatrick

Peter Sears Poetry Award:

First prize:

Kathryn Sinor, “Cosmonauts”

Second Prize:

Stevie Lamica, “A Woman’s Shackles”

Third Prize:

Nicole Caldwell, “Adamantine”

Linguistics Award: Frank Asay

Literature Award: Joleen Braasch

Writing Award: Megan Clark

Literature Award: Bridget Rogers

Service Award: Cheliss Ehrlich

Writing Award: Danielle Hannan

phi kappa phi – 1st-Year Writing awards

  • 2017-2018
  • 2016-2017
  • 2015-2016
  • 2014-2015

Rumer Morrison: “Health Care Reform: Increasing Accessibility and Affordability”

Jinye Gan: “An Unforgettable Experience of Climbing Mount Tai”

Julissa Amador: “Gender Neutral Bathrooms: Peace and Safety for All”

Maddy Chapman (2nd Place): “Vaccines: Our Shield for Protection”

Emily Searls: “Combat Isn’t Ready for Women”

Taylor Bitanga: “Uncovering Writers”

Tiffany Sullivan: “How Big Is Your Electronic Tattoo?”

Baily Tarabochia

Mackenzie Bowen

Angela Lee (2nd place)

Aleisha Clark: “The Value of College Education”

Kennen Hembree: “Security for Our Troops”

Ranjit Kayastha: “High School GPA & Scores of Standardized Tests Should be Primary Factors in University Admission Decisions”

Jesse Lamb (2nd place): “Needle Exchange Programs”





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