Writing Prize Winners

The Albert I. Dickerson 1930 Freshman Writing Prize

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.

Arthur Feinstein 1955 Memorial Fund First Year Excellence in Writing Award

The First Year Excellence in Writing Award, made possible by the Arthur Feinstein 1955 Memorial Fund, is for "the best piece of writing by a first-year student in one of the first-year writing courses."

2016

Arthur Feinstein 1955 Memorial Fund First Year Excellence in Writing Award

Faculty: Andrea Kremer

Albert I. Dickerson 1930 Freshman Writing Prize

Faculty: Laurence Hooper’s Italian 7: Can Love Conquer Death? Poetry for the Departed Beloved in Dante and Petrarch

Faculty: Alan Taylor’s Writing 3: The End … Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Film, and Art

Faculty: Julie Kalish’s Writing 5: The Supreme Court

2015

Arthur Feinstein 1955 Memorial Fund First Year Excellence in Writing Award

Faculty: Patricia Lopez

Albert I. Dickerson 1930 Freshman Writing Prize

  • 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

Arthur Feinstein 1955 Memorial Fund First Year Excellence in Writing Award

Faculty: Mary Coffey

Albert I. Dickerson 1930 Freshman Writing Prize

  • 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.