English Department Student Awards 2015-2016

Charlie Jones, 2016 Bonderman Fellow
Charlie Jones, 2016 Bonderman Travel Fellow

During 2015-2016 the English Department's BA and MA/Ph.D. students have continued to excel. They have been honored multiple times for their accomplishments in scholarship, teaching, and public service. Our majors, in fact, won an astounding three President's Medals, the highest award for undergraduate academic achievement here at the University of Washington. President Ana Mari Cauce hands out only five such prizes per year; we can truly say that our students are among the very best of the best on campus.

We're fiercely proud, too, of our graduate students. They successfully competed for a range of different university-level fellowships to support everything from dissertation-writing to Internet-based outreach projects. Rachel Arteaga received the Arts and Sciences Dean's Medal for the most outstanding graduating doctoral student in the Humanities Division, and Elloise Kim and Cait Lowe were selected for the inaugural class of the Husky 100, an elite group of indviduals from UW Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell who are "making a difference in their communities through their passion, leadership and commitment." 

Below you'll find a partial but very impressive list of our students' achievements in 2015-2016, along with links to further information about particular individuals and/or awards.


President’s Medal (Graduating Senior): Mustufa Abbas Jafry (English and Biochemistry)
President’s Medal (Graduating Transfer Student): Forogh Bashizada (English and Political Science)
President’s Medal (Sophomore Medal): Maria Osborne (English and Mathematics)
Bonderman Travel Fellowship: Charlie Jones (English)
Commencement Gonfalonier: Erika Mann (English and Art History Minor)

Arts & Sciences Dean’s Graduate Medal in the Humanities: Rachel Arteaga
Husky 100: Soh Yeun (Elloise) Kim and Cait Lowe
GO-MAP Dissertation Fellowship: Allen Baros
Allan and Mary Kollar Endowed Fellowship: Zachary Tavlin
Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships: Brian Gutierrez and Jane Wong
Graduate School Chester Fritz Fellowship for International Research and Study: Brian Hardison
Joff Hanauer for Excellence in Western Civilization Graduate Fellow: Jennifer van Houdt
Mellon Fellows for Reaching New Publics: Alysse Hotz and Jacqui Pratt
Mellon Summer Fellowships for Public Projects in the Humanities: Tyler Babbie
Modern Language Quarterly Dissertation Fellowships: Sarah Kremen-Hicks and Eric Morel