Graduate Student News

Awards and Scholarships

WSU Graduate School

Corita Fernando

Graduate Teaching Assistant GPSA Excellence Award

  • Corita Fernando, MA student

Community Engagement GPSA Excellence Award

  • Nouf Alqahtani, PhD student

Richard R. and Constance M. Albrecht Scholarship

  • Nazua Idris, PhD student

Research Assistantship for Diverse Scholars Award

  • Christel Woods, PhD student

English Department

Christina Gerard

Distinguished Teaching Award

  • RJ Murphy, PhD student
  • Christina Gerard, MA student
  • Rashini Daluwatte, MA student

Outstanding Seminar Paper or Project

  • Chelsea Kopp, PhD student
    “Building Student Power & Global Solidarity in the Settler Institution: Teaching Helon Habila’s Oil on Water”
  • Christina Gerard, MA student
    “Antoinette’s Many Deaths: Trauma and Mental Health in Wide Sargasso Sea
Elizabeth Salazar

Fitch Summer Dissertation Fellowship

  • Elizabeth Salazar, PhD student
    “Almost Everything or Worse Than Nothing: Literary Depictions of Sibling Dynamics in Britain, 1599-1817”

Alexander Hammond Professional Achievement Award 

Awarded to students who have shown steady, consistent, and remarkable professional growth and achievement over the completion of their PhD degree.

  • Nazua Idris, PhD student

Avon Murphy Scholarship

Awarded to PhD students who has demonstrated promise for future academic achievement, merit, leadership, creativity, and contributions to campus life and environment.

  • Justine Trinh, PhD student
Elizabeth Forsythe

Louise Schleiner Award

Awarded to doctoral students who pass their qualifying and preliminary examinations with distinction.

  • Elizabeth Forsythe, PhD student

Emmett & Mary Avery Scholarship

  • Nazua Idria, PhD student

English Graduate Organization 

Most Creative Graduate Student

  • Christina Gerard, PhD student
Nazua Idris

Most Collaborative Graduate Student

  • Nazua Idris, PhD student

EGO Service Award, Ph.D. Student

  • Nazua Idris, PhD student

Community Builder Award

  • Christel Woods, M.A. Student
Christel Woods

Best Peer Mentor

  • Nazua Idris, PhD student

Best Graduate Seminar: Anti-Oppressive Pedagogies

  • Ashley Boyd, associate professor

Most Supportive Faculty Members

  • Wendy Olson, associate professor
  • Kate Watts, professor, career track

Distinguished Service Award

  • Laura Kuhlman, associate professor, career track

Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Jamie Flathers, assistant professor, career track