Awards - Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Awards - Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Rhetoric and Writing Studies Awards

Each year, the Rhetoric and Writing Studies Program recognizes the superior work of its students with the following awards.


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Bernadine P. Carlson Prize for Professional Writing

The Bernadine P. Carlson Prize for Professional Writing is awarded to a Rhetoric and Writing Studies major or minor who exhibits professionalism and produces superior written communication.

The prize honors Professor Emerita Dr. Bernadine P. Carlson, who joined Western Michigan University’s Department of English in 1953. During her thirty-three-year tenure at Western Michigan University, Professor Carlson was influential in the development of the Professional Writing program and she co-authored the textbook Effective Writing.

Recent Carlson Prize Recipients:

 

2012-13

Craig Manning
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Micah Carlson
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2011-12

Alexandria Sullivan
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2010-11

Hannah Lucero
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Maria Benson
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2009-10

Katie Drenth
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Excellence in Rhetoric and Writing Studies Award

The Excellence in Rhetoric and Writing Studies Award recognizes exemplary work ethic and outstanding work in Rhetoric and Writing Studies.

Recent Award Recipients:

2012-13

Ambrosia Neldon

2011-12

Lacey Nicole Johnson

 

2010-11

Katherine Peterson




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Service Learning Award

Rhetoric and Writing Studies students often work with and write for communty organizations as part of their coursework. These writing partnerships are facilitated by Western Michigan University's Office of Service Learning. Each year, the Office of Service Learning recognizes students who demonstrate exemplary dedication to community partnerships and Rhetoric and Writing Studies students are among those dedicated individuals.

Recent Award Recipients:

2011-12

Drew Wolford
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