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English Student Accomplishments

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The following list presents selected accomplishments of the past and current students majoring in English at Washburn University. For additional information on individual accomplishments of WU English alumni, please follow this link.


Anna Frantz, writing major, won the Fall 2013 Sibberson Award.

Elizabeth Evans, writing major, will be attending Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

English Education major, Lara McDonald, was named the fall 2013 Outstanding Student Teacher by the Department of Education.

Literature majors Hillary Hall, Alexandra Schafer, Matt Dixon, and Monica Schroeder completed scholarly and creative WTEs by presenting at the National Undergraduate Literature Conference held at Weber State University in Utah.

Chandler Hillebert, Rachael Cox, Niel Thompson, Mary Webb, and Thalia Fenton completed International Education Scholarly Creative WTEs.

Tim Lake also achieved great success on Washburn’s National Championship Debate team.

12 English majors were inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, the English National Honor Society.

25 English majors received English Department scholarships totaling $38,500. Said Fallaha and Oliver Schebley received the Dean’s scholarship.

The students in the Pub Lab course turned out another wonderful issue of Inscape that only enhanced the improvements made last year.  There were hundreds of submissions from all over America, and the layout, created by students, and selections were first-rate.  In spite of this stiff competition, several of our own students, selected through the blind reading process, were published in the magazine. The Inscape release party had excellent turnout off campus at the Southwind Gallery (Topeka). Having the event off campus is creating more community awareness and involvement.