Graduate Student Awards and Honors

Leighann Dicks

  • Best Paper in Panel, CEA Conference, 2014.

Casey Keel

  • Graduate Alumni Engagement Committee Member. National Endowment for the Humanities Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grant, University of Kansas, 2016-Present.

Sarah Kugler

  • Peale Scholarship (renewable for four years). Northwestern College, 2009.

Chelsea J. Murdock

  • Outstanding Instructor Award. Department of English, University of Kansas, 2016.
  • James A. Gowen Memorial Award. Department of English, University of Kansas, 2016.
  • The William Albrecht Memorial Scholarship. Department of English, University of Kansas, 2016.
  • Richard and Jeanette Sias Fellowship in the Humanities. Hall Center for the Humanities, Fall 2016.

Angela Murphy

  • Top Student Paper Award. Public Relations Division, National Communication Association, 2015.
  • Doctoral Student Research Fund Award. University of Kansas, 2015.
  • Janice Lauer Award. Rhetoric Society of America, 2015.
  • Sherman and Irene Dreiseszun Scholarship for International Studies. Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Foundation, 2015.
  • Howard J. Baumgartel Peace and Justice Award. 2015.
  • William P. Albrecht Memorial Scholarship. University of Kansas, 2015.
  • Tradition of Excellence Award, Finalist. University of Kansas, 2015.
  • Margaret Fuller Award for Feminist Studies. University of Kansas, 2013.

Sarah E. Polo

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Recruitment Fellowship. University of Kansas, 2015.
  • Sosland Teaching Award, First Prize. University of Missouri- Kansas City, 2014-15.
  • School of Graduate Studies Superior Teaching Award. University of Missouri- Kansas City, 2014-15.

Mary F. Rice

  • International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching Doctoral Honor. 2016.
  • Division H Graduate Student/Early Career Mentoring Honor Roundtable. 2015.
  • Division H Graduate Student/Early Career Mentoring Honor Roundtable. 2014.

Alisa Russell

  • Chancellor’s Fellowship. University of Kansas, 2016-20.
  • Dean’s Challenge Award. College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University, 2015-16.
  • Sven Eric Molen Award. English Department, George Mason University, 2015.
  • Mentor-Teacher Award. English Department, George Mason University, 2014-15.
  • Outstanding Tutor Award. Writing Center, George Mason University, May 2013-14.

Amanda Sladek

  • Bernstein Award for Future Faculty. KU Center for Teaching Excellence, 2016.
  • Selden Lincoln Whitcomb Fellowship. KU English Department, 2016.
  • Outstanding Instructor Award. KU English Department, 2016 and 2015.
  • William Albrecht Memorial Scholarship (2nd place). KU English Department, 2016.
  • James A. Gowen Memorial Award for Achievement in Rhetoric, Composition, or English Language Studies. KU English Department, 2015.
  • Angela Jones Award. KU English Department, 2014.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Paper. Michigan College English Association, 2013.

Kali Jo Wolkow

  • Faculty Honors. Northwestern College, 2016.

Shane Wood

  • English Department Travel Fund. University of Kasnsas, 2016.
  • First-Second Year English Administrative Intern. University of Kansas, 2015-2016.
  • Graduate Studies Travel Grant. University of Kansas, 2015.
  • CWPA Conference Graduate Student Travel Grant. WPA-GO, 2013. 

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