New members of Worcester State University's English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta

English Students Recognized for Outstanding Scholarship

May 12, 2016
By: Worcester State University News

Students from the English Department have demonstrated a tremendous amount of fine scholarship and creativity this semester.

At the 37th Medieval and Renaissance Forum at Keene State University in New Hampshire this April, two students from the department presented in panels. Graduate student Heather Macpherson read a paper she prepared under the supervision of Professor Dennis Quinn, Ph.D.: “John Donne’s ‘To His Mistress Going to Bed’: Producing a Dream-work of the Gaze.”

In a different panel, Nicholas D’Olimpio, an undergraduate, presented “The Mabinogion: A Break in Welsh and Irish Storytelling Traditions.” He developed his paper under the supervision of Professor MaryLynn Saul, Ph.D.

At the English Department Student Achievement Awards, numerous undergraduates were honored. Winners of the Kathleen Downey Fiction Awards were Noah Goldfarb, Tatum White, Mary Schroth, and Grace Cook. Winners for the Barbara Pilon Poetry Contest were Noah Goldfarb, Katherine Lavoie, Melissa Dognazzi, and Tatum White.

Students receiving the Commonwealth Honors Award were Kayleigh Berger, Kasey Wozniak, and Amy Angell.

Students inducted into the English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, are: Melisaa Dognazzi, Molly Barrett, Caitlyn Brennan, Monica Valente, Sean Scannell, Lily Curtis, Kasey Wozniak, Danielle Grimaldi, Margarita Szczepanek, Anna-Lisa Norman, Heather Cameron, and Kayleigh Berger. (Pictured in the top photo.)

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