Samuel N. Bogorad Memorial Award for the Outstanding Senior in English:
Samuel N. Bogorad taught English at the University of Vermont from 1946 to 1982. In his honor, the Bogorad Award is given to the most outstanding senior majoring in English.
Jesse Marie Keel
John M. Marchinkoski
Marion Berry Allbee Award for Excellence in Composition:
These awards for outstanding non-fiction writing are given through a fund established by Dr. Roger Allbee, UVM College of Medicine, in memory of his wife, UVM Class of 1931.
Category 1:Grace Goodwin for Best Essay in a Foundational Writing Course
Category 2:Nieva Schemm for Best Essay in a Senior Program
Category 1: Carol Addie Beach for English Analysis
Category 2: Hunter Michael McKenzie for English Creative Nonfiction
Category 1: Daisy Reyes for Fly High, Butterfly
Category 2: Louisa Wakefield for Nikolai Ball Goes Rehab
Category 3: Anna Gibson for Generous Rain: Brooks, Baldwin, and the Music of Survival
Category 4: David Brandt for Beware 'Ye Sons of Science: Wheatley's Indictment of Intellectualized Colonialism in 'To The University of Cambridge, In New-England'
Category 5: Alana Smith for Messianic Time and 'The Book of Mormon'
Category 1: Emily Pareles for Humane Society Family
Category 2: Randi Garon for Ten Days
Category 3: Elizaveta Shukurina for Tea and Constellations
Category 5: Sean Leahy for Worthy of Any Whatever: Reparative Reading and The Turn of the Screw
Category 1: Kamila Coelho for Over the Border
Category 3: Alicia Shoko Plamback for Dismantling the Action in 'Hills Like Elephants'
Category 4: Drew Margaret Pizzo for Shadowy Objects: Domination and Imitation in Kazuo Ishiguro's 'Never Let Me Go'
Category 5: Clinton Bryant for The Wye and the How: Posthumanist Theories of Materiality and Embodiment in William Wordsworth's 'Tintern Abbey'
Category 1: Allie E. Parkin for A Butterfly Identity
Category 2: Margaret M. May for The Seed of Monstrosity
Category 3: Wesley S. Dunn for The Audience of the Merchant: The Wife of Bath
Category 4: Jessica S. Dudley for Taking Inventory and Kerry W. Martin for The Romantic Other in Three Poets: Revolutionary Fuel or Imperial Poiesis?
Category 5: Jessica L. Fallis for The 'Surrealism of Everyday Life': Elizabeth Bishop's Visual Aesthetic in 'The End of March'
Douglas A. Pinta Memorial Award:
The Dugan Foley Memorial Award was established in 1995 in remembrance of Dugan Foley, and goes to a junior who is pursuing film studies.
Marsha E. Camp for Everlasting Arms
Danielle Liguori for Andrew and James
Rebecca Alice Potter for Running in Clogs
Alyssandra C. Tobin
Dugan Foley Memorial Award:
The Dugan Foley Memorial Award was established in 1995 in remembrance of Dugan Foley, and goes to a junior who is minoring in film studies.
Callie M. Bowen
Zackary M. Adams
Huck Gutman Award:
This award honors Professor Huck Gutman who taught English at UVM for 47 years. He served as Chair of the English department and taught courses in poetry of the 19th and 20th centuries, American literature, and modernism. This award is to recognize an excellent student of American literature or the reading of poetry.
Willard B. Pope Award:
In honor of Dr. Willard Pope, Emeritus Professor of English, this award is given to a junior or senior who excels in the study of Romanticism or Shakespeare.
In Romanticism, Emma Bippart-Butler
In Shakespeare, Caleb Chew
In Romanticism, Anna Brooks Gibson
In Shakespeare, Raymond J. Gillies
In Romanticism, Isabel Lardner
In Shakespeare, Christopher Kelm
In Romanticism, Matthew Burkett
In Shakespeare, Benjamin Merrylees
In Romanticism, Jacob Holzman, for his essay Mary Robinson's Biopolitical Sword: Spontaneity as Gesture.
In Shakespeare, Rebeca Humphrey, for her outstanding work in Shakespeare and Tragedy.
Alexandria Hall, for her essay, Keats's Entanglement of Drives and Negative Capability: Dissolving into Love and Death.
Benjamin B. Wainwright Award:
In honor of Professor Wainwright, who taught at UVM from 1925 to 1963, this prize is given to the student who submits the best poem each year.
Ian Michel Kimmel
Aidan Dolbashian for his poem, Tiger Trap
Alexandria Hall, for her poem, The Lake House
English/Film and Television Studies Symposium: Essay Awards
The Tom Marmet Essay Award:
This essay award honors the memory of English major Tom Marmet, who was tragically killed in Washington D. C. months after delivering a paper at the first annual English/FTS symposium and graduating from UVM in 2018. In memory of Tom, who had a special interest in gender and social justice, one outstanding essay in Cultural Studies (broadly understood) will carry the distinction: “The Tom Marmet Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Cultural Studies.”
The Thomas Roderick Valley Essay Award:
This essay award to honors the memory of Thomas Roderick Valley, a former UVM double major in English and Theater who passed away after a battle with cancer in 2018. Thomas’s family has a special connection to English since Thom’s mom, Jeanne Valley, was also on our staff for some years. In memory of Thom, who was an enthusiastic, creative and engaged student in English, one outstanding essay in Literary Studies will carry the distinction: “The Thomas Roderick Valley Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Literary Studies.”