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Department Awards

At the end of each year, the English Department awards outstanding students with a number of departmental awards at the department's honors day. Students interested in the Allbee, Pinta, Pope, or Wainwright awards should speak with their English instructors about how to compete for these awards.

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.

Previous Recipients

2017-2018:
Hannah Johnson

2016-2017:
Sarah Evans

2015-2016:
John M. Marchinkoski

2014-2015:
Luke Dorfman

 

 

Marion Berry Allbee Award for Excellence in Composition:

Several 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.

Previous Recipients:

2017-2018:
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'

2016-2017:
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

2015-2016:
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'

2014-2015:
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 Award:

Established in memory of a UVM graduate, the Pinta Award is presented to a student recognized for excellence in writing and creative writing.

Previous Recipients:

2017-2018:
Megan Pohle

2016-2017:
Addison Bale

2015-2016:
Marsha E. Camp for Everlasting Arms
Danielle Liguori for Andrew and James
Rebecca Alice Potter for Running in Clogs

2014-2015:
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.

Previous Recipients:

2017-2018:
Luke Belleville

2016-2017:
Catherine Leahy

2015-2016:
Callie M. Bowen

2014-2015:
Zackary M. Adams

 

 

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. The award alternates between these two subject areas each year.

Previous Recipients:

2017-2018:
In Romanticism, Isabel Lardner
In Shakespeare, Christopher Kelm

2016-2017:
In Romanticism, Matthew Burkett
In Shakespeare, Benjamin Merrylees

2015-2016:
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.

2014-2015:
Alexandria Hall, for her essay, Keats's Entanglement of Drives and Negative Capability: Dissolving into Love and Death.

 

 

Benjamin B. Wainwright Prize:

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.

Previous Recipients:

2017-2018:
Harley Phleger

2016-2017:
Eli Karren

2015-2016:
Aidan Dolbashian for his poem, Tiger Trap

2014-2015:
Alexandria Hall, for her poem, The Lake House

 

 

How to apply for Student Awards
 


Samuel N. Bogorad Memorial Award:

An outstanding senior is selected via faculty reccomendations. There is no application process for students.

 

Marion Berry Allbee Award:

To submit to the Marion Berry Allbee Awards please see the Allbee Award submissions details.

 

Douglas A. Pinta Award:

A student is selected based on nominations from instructors. There is no application process. The factors that faculty look for going into this nomination process are “significant growth, self-discovery, and discovering the joy of writing.”

 

Dugan Foley Memorial Award:

Each year a junior in Film and Television Studies is nominated via faculty recommendations. There is no application process for students.

 

Willard B. Pope Award:

A senior or junior will be selected via faculty nominations. There is no application process for students.

 

Benjamin B. Wainwright Prize:

This prize is submission based. Look out for a call for poetry via email and on our website in late spring.

Need More Information?

Contact the English department at English@uvm.edu.