The Department of English would like to congratulate Rachel Hopkin on winning the Sue Samuelson Foodways Essay Contest, which is awarded via the Foodways section of the American Folklore Society. As a part of the prize, Rachel's winning essay, "The Way of the Croissant," will appear in the foodways journal Digest; she will also receive a free one-year membership to the Foodways Section of AFS. The 2016 committee noted that Hopkin's paper had "good depth and breadth of analysis, while maintaining focus and a writing style that put it ahead of the other submissions."
The Department of English would like to congratulate Angus Fletcher on being selected as a 2016 "Forty Under 40" honoree.
The Department of English congratulates Elizabeth Kolkovich of Mansfield campus on receiving the Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest award for distinguished faculty teaching given by The Ohio State University.
The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) has announced that Ohio State English Professor Frederick Aldama will receive the Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in Higher Education: Resea
LASER—an Ohio State scholarship and mentoring center for Latino/a students—has just been named a 2015 Bright Spot in Hispanic Education by the White House.