Grand Valley State University Graduation: 2021
Bachelors in Writing
The distinction in writing is an honorary award for writing completed outside of the regular curriculum in a variety of experiences. It is completed entirely at the student’s initiative over their time in the writing program.
I also received an award from my Writing advisor, Jerry Stinnett in recognition of my work within the program. This was recognized at the Writing Department’s Senior Celebration in April.
Bachelors in English: Language & Literature
In order to complete a major in the Language and Literature emphasis a capstone thesis and presentation are required to graduate. I built upon my previous scholarly work and examined the use of Expressive Response in the Postmodern Fairy Tale Briar Rose by Jane Yolen.
Creative Scholar Designation
I also received the Undergraduate Research Scholar designation on my diploma for my work within the Office of Undergraduate Research, where I also served as a student ambassador.
The transcript designation recognizes undergraduate student excellence. To qualify, students participate in multiple mentored scholarship opportunities as well as on- and off- campus dissemination of their research.