Our English majors explore with their professors the broad and evolving sweep of English and American literature, honing their critical thinking skills as they go.

2015 Literary Awards Winners


  • 1st place ($300): Peter Dahl, "Afloat"
  • 2nd place ($100): William Paplham, "Algae Contrails"
  • Honorable Mention: Grace Petry, "Transatlantic"

Creative Prose

  • 1st place ($300): Amy Mrotek, "Adam's Orchard"
  • 2nd place ($100): Peter Dahl, "A Song for the Ascent"
Other Awards
The English Endowed Award ($1000): Amy Mrotek
The Mary McHale Wood Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Writing ($1000): Erich Wegenke

Previous Winners
To view the award winners from previous years, please visit the Literary Award Winner Archive.