Dickerson Prize Winners

Albert I. Dickerson, for many years Dean of Freshmen, took great interest in first-year composition. In his memory, a prize has been established which will be awarded annually to that student who writes an outstanding expository essay in a First-Year Seminar/Humanities 2, or in a Writing 5/Humanities 1 class, or in a Writing 2-3 class, as decided by a volunteer committee of Writing faculty from across the first-year courses.

2015 Dickerson Prize Winners

The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric extends its congratulations to this year’s Dickerson Prize winners. The 2015 Albert I. Dickerson 1930 Freshman Writing Prizes have been awarded to the following students for papers written during the 2014-2015 academic year:

  • Writing 2-3 category:

No prize awarded

  • Writing 5 / Humanities 1 category:

Emily Smid, for her essay, “Homosocial Regionalism in Modern Country Music,” written for Nick Van Kley’s Writing 5 class.

  • First-year Seminar / Humanities 2 category:

Theo Minerva, for his essay, “Too Much of a Sweet Thing: The Case for an Increased FDA Role in Reducing Sugar Consumption,” written for Andrea Kremer’s First-year Seminar class.

2014 Dickerson Prize Winners

The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric extends its congratulations to this year’s Dickerson Prize winners. The 2014 Albert I. Dickerson 1930 Freshman Writing Prizes have been awarded to the following students for papers written during the 2013-2014 academic year:

  • Writing 2-3 category:

No prize awarded.

  • Writing 5 / Humanities 1 category:

Emily Burack, for her essay, “Can Soccer Help Arabs Achieve Equality in Israel?” written for Timothy Ruback’s Writing 5 class.

  • First-year Seminar / Humanities 2 category:

Michelle Li, for her essay, “Hope, Suffering, and a Lost Dream: The Representation of the Golden Venture Story in Wang Ping’s ‘Song of Calling Souls’” written for Woon-Ping Chin’s First-year Seminar class.