Sally Abrahms '75 Prize in Fiction

Awarded to a senior English major for outstanding achievement in fiction writing. Offered in honor of Sally Abrahms ’75 by her family. Students may submit up to three pieces of writing.

2017 - Phoebe Joan Corde '17

2016 - Rachel Elizabeth Matson '16 

2015 - Caroline Francesca Lazar '15 

2014 - William Robert Shadbolt '14 

2013 - Munib A. Khan '13 

2012 - Sarah Elizabeth Fasano '12

2012 - Alexander Nicholas Soffron '12

 

Sally Abrahms '75 Prize for Non-Fiction

Awarded to a senior English major for outstanding achievement in non-fiction writing. Offered in honor of Sally Abrahms ’75 by her family. Students may submit up to three pieces of creative nonfiction, journalism, or essay (not critical essays).

2017 - Andrew Joseph Dowds '17 

2015 - Noam Shai Waksman '15 

2014 - Samuel G. Norcross '14 

2013 - Jerell Gebriel Mays '14

2012 - Julianne Fowler '12 

 

Benjamin T. Marshall Prize

Awarded for the best original poem. Established in memory of the second president of the College by the reunion gifts of several classes.

2017 - Lauren Elizabeth Baretta '18

2016 - Jacob Roper Summers '16 

2014 - Asia Claire Calcagno '14 

2013 - Asia Claire Calcagno '14 

2012 - Elizabeth Marie Larkin '14

 

Charles B. Palmer Prize of the Academy of American Poets

Awarded for best poem or group of poems (up to five poems) by any student. (Student need not be an English major.) Given in memory of Charles B. Palmer, longtime associate and generous friend of the Connecticut College library.

2017 - Melissa Browning Ferrie '17

2016 - Riley Stephen Meachem '18 

2014 - Asia Claire Calcagno '14

2013 - Jennifer Lynn Herbert '13 

2012 - Asia Claire Calcagno '14 

 

Henrietta O. Rogers '28 Prize 

Awarded for excellence in poetry. Established by family and friends in memory of Henrietta O. Rogers ’28.

2017 - Samantha Bruce Weisenthal '18 

2016 - Cossette Juliette Wrobel '19

2014 - Kathleen Allison Radigan '17 

2013 - Kevin Wesley Tyler '13

2012 - Michael Isaac Corenthal '13

 

Hamilton M. Smyser Prize

Awarded for the best short story written by an undergraduate. (Student need not be an English major to enter.) Students should submit no more than two stories. Given anonymously in honor of Hamilton M. Smyser, the late Professor Emeritus of English.

2017 - Allie Brown Goodrich '17

2016 - Cory Matthew Scarola '16 

2015 - Arielle Eden Silver-Willner '18 

2014 - Caroline Francesca Lazar '15 

2013 - Zander Makar Asplundh-Smith '14

2013 - Munib A. Khan '13 

2012 - Eva Liora Jablow '12 

 

Professor Gerda Taranow Prize

Awarded for the best work by an English major in an advanced or intermediate Shakespeare course. Offered by students and friends of Professor Gerda Taranow on the occasion of her retirement.

2017 - Kathryn Rose Alderman '17 

2016 - Margaret Hunter Fixler '16 

2015 - Ayla Jane Zuraw-Friedland '15 

2013 - Caroline Grace Mills '13 

2012 - Julianne Fowler '12 

 

John Edwin Wells Memorial Prize

Awarded to a senior English major for work in the field of English distinguished for clarity of thought and judgment.

2017 - Allie Brown Goodrich '17 

2016 - Rachel Elizabeth Matson '16 

2016 - Alexis Koumjian Cheney '16

2013 - Christina Jolan Fogarasi '13 

2012 - Sarah Elisabeth Seigle '12 

 

Sarah Ensign Cady Memorial Prize

Awarded for reading English aloud in a clear, meaningful way.

2017 - Elizabeth Audley Bolger '17 

2017 - Hayley Rose Santaflorentina '19 

2016 - Gerard Kirkman Lanzano '17 

2015 - Nicole Brittany Hogan '16

2014 - Asia Claire Calcagno '14

2013 - Noam Shai Waksman '15

2012 - Elizabeth Marie Larkin '14

 

James R. Baird Prize

Awarded for the best critical essay or for exceptional work in an advanced or intermediate literature course.

2017 - Elizabeth Audley Bolger '17

2016 - Rachel Elizabeth Matson '16

2015 - Mitchell Ryan Paro '16 

2015 - Matthew Jay Whiman '15

2014 - Sarah Alice Pincus '14 

2013 - Raymond Emmanuel Hawkins '13

2012 - Jennifer Lynn Herbert '13 

 

Elizabeth Kennedy Fund

There is no specific award; however this endowed fund provides money for some of the other prizes, and the Elizabeth Kennedy Fund is acknowledged.