Student honors celebration, May 10, 2023
Center for the Study of Ethics Essay Contest
- First place: Emma Hogren, "The Commodification of Death: Chain Funeral Homes and Their Impact on Clients and Employees"
- Second place: Ben Finkenbine, "The Ethics of Maquiladoras"
- Third place: Zamzam Mohammed, "Environmentalism: Flint Michigan Water Crisis"
- Honorable mention: Samantha Exner, "From Heparin to Xenotransplantation: Perspectives on Porcine Material in Medicine"
- Honorable mention: Henry Sothern, "The Right of Privacy & Confidentiality in Healthcare"
Arthur E. and Dorothy Dahl Leadership Scholarship
Kara Grace West
Geifman Endowment “Response to the Holocaust” competition
- First place: Katie Frese, poetic trilogy, "Three Foreign Bodies"
- First place: Alice Pellemoine, poetry, "My Butterfly"
- Second place: Abigail Ernst, research essay, "Where Words Cannot Express"
Hasselmo Prize for Academic Pursuit
- Zach Horve
- Lucas Fahnoe
Honor Council Service Recognition
- Jack Kaczmarek
- Aubrey Lathrop
- Joseph Marcucci
- Isaac McConnell
- Mackenzie Norville
- Isabella Provinzino
- Amanda Quinn
- Kara Grace West
Audre Lorde Prize
Short analytical essay
- First place: Gavinya Wijesekera, "Queer Sexual Enlightenment as a Gateway to Attaining Selfhood and a Means of Subversion of Heteropatriarchal Power in Alice Walker's The Color Purple" (Dr. Kiki Kosnick, WGSS-350)
- Second place: Patricia Plachno, "'Yellow Fever' + Pornhub Statistics: A Sociological Sickness" (Dr. Kiki Kosnick, WGSS-350)
- Honorable mention: Kara Grace West, "Gender as an Environmental Stressor in Individuals Predisposed to Mood Disorders: A Preliminary Analysis" (Dr. Eric Stewart, WGSS-335)
Long analytical essay
- First place: Blake Traylor, "Hosts/Saints/Witches: Women and Food under Catholicism in Love Medicine" (Dr. David Crowe, ENGL-490)
- Second place: Carly Davis, "Starving Magpies and Drowning Daughters: Narratives of Captivity and Consumption in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club" (Dr. David Crowe, ENGL-490)
- Honorable mention: Nicole Grafon, "The Challenges of Making French Gender-Inclusive: How to Stop Leaving the Non-Binary and Genderfluid Community Out" (Dr. Kiki Kosnick, FYH-102)
- First place: Audre Lewis, "Autistic Gold" (Dr. Jane Simonsen, WGSS-330)
- Second place: Elena Haffner, “Kathleen Hanna: An Investigation into Riot Grrrl” (Dr. Jane Simonsen, WGSS-330)
- Honorable mention: Janey Locander, "Anatomy: The makings of me" (Dr. Jennifer Heacock-Renaud, WGSS-130)
SAGA Art and Literary Magazine Awards
- First place: Jack Beemsterboer, "business as usual"
- Second place: Aubrey Lathrop, "Familiarity"
- Third place: Lainey Terfruchte, "Under Violet Skies"
- Honorable mention: Aubrey Lathrop, "Piper Rose"
- First place: Blake Traylor, "184 (My New Dog Chews These Old Shoes Now)" and "I Could Read My Fortune But/I Keep It in My Pocket"
- Second place: Carly Davis, "Eldorado Parts 1 & 2 (Two Drunken Envelope Poems)," "Patrilineal," and "Psilocybin Poem #1"
- Third place: Lainey Terfruchte, "honeyed superstitions"
- Honorable mention: Aubrey Lathrop, "Southern Illinois" and "Daddy Long Legs"
- First place: Carly Davis, "Townie"
- Second place: Lainey Terfruchte, "The Nature of Mercy"
- Third place: Blake Traylor, "Lena"
- Honorable mention: Lainey Terfruchte, "Buried Under the Bull Thistle"
Barbara Anderson Miller Award for Best All-Around Piece in the Magazine
Lainey Terfruchte, "Buried Under the Bull Thistle"
Cover Art Award
2023 Texas Medical Center Summer Research Internship Program
- Leslie Bandera
- Amen Bekele
- Hiuling Chan
- Madeleine Feltner
- Brook Fieldman
- Emmeline Kenealy
- Addison Larson
- Rachel Nandelenga
- Amanda Quinn
- Adam Torry
- Nick Weilbaker
Tredway Library Prize for First-Year Research
Brandon Johnson, "When Numbers Lie"
25th Annual Vázquez-Valarezo Poetry Award
- First place: Carly Davis, "Seattle Song"
- Second place: Carly Davis, "Untitled Girlfriend Poem"
- Third place: Carly Davis, "the transmachine"