Undergraduate Achievements 2019-2020

We're so proud of our incredible English undergraduates! Although the 2019-2020 academic year ended on a rocky note, we'd still like to honor our amazing students by highlighting their accomplishments for the year.

 

Class of 2020 Valedictorian

Anika Nykanen

 

The following students were involved with and/or inducted into the Alpha Tau Phi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society:

Anika Nykanen (President)

Cadaxa Chapman Ball (Vice President)

Jamie Agnew

Laura Aki

Jaden Barnum

Molly Belfield

Mikaela Carmichael

Emily Duru

Rachael Harrison

Jaime Medina

Chloe Muñoz

Jake Nielson

Nallely Ramirez

Kathleen Rodriquez Perez

Tia Schmidt

Ciara Schwimmer

Kelsie Simpson

Sierra Swanson

Kimberly Williams

 

The following students were elected to Phi Beta Kappa:

Hillary Ellman

Anika Nykanen

Joseph Hutchins

Maxfield Lydum

Annalee Nock

Sierra Swanson

Scott Ziegler

 

The following students completed the English Honors Program:

Olivia Atmore

Cadaxa Chapman Ball

Jordan Harden

Trevor Nau

Annalee Nock

Erin Sandvold

Scott Ziegler

 

The following students served on staff for the University of Oregon's student publications:

Olivia Atmore (Editor-in-Chief, Unbound Journal)

Paige Bautista (poetry editor, Unbound Journal)

Elle Coleman (poetry editor/publicity coordinator, Unbound Journal)

Ian Miller (prose editor, Unbound Journal)

Ryder Mosby (senior poetry editor, Unbound Journal)

Nallely Ramirez (prose editor, Unbound Journal)

Lucas Rosen (prose editor, Unbound Journal)

Enya Wonderly (editorial board, Art Ducko)

 

The following students had works published:

Paul Herman published a poem in Unbound Journal 

Sean Kudrna published a short story in Unbound Journal

Twila Neiwart published several poems in Unbound Journal

Alyssa Pete published a short story in Unbound Journal

DeForest Rolnick-Wihtol had a collage featured in Unbound Journal and published an article in the Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal (“Caliban Yisrael: Constructing Caliban as the Jewish Other in Shakespeare’s The Tempest”)

Samantha Rubin published a short story in Unbound Journal

Eli Schumont-Shipley published a short story in Unbound Journal

Caryn Sumner published two poems in The Vulnerability Project journal

Katherine Wilson had a poem published in Unbound Journal 

 

The following students received awards and/or fellowships:

Olivia Atmore received a UO English Spring 2020 Undergraduate Research Award

Cadaxa Chapman Ball received a UO English Spring 2020 Undergraduate Research Award and received honorable mention for the Thelma and Stanley Greenfield English Honors Thesis Prize

Emily Duru received a UO English Spring 2020 Undergraduate Research Award

Ryan Cooper received a 2020 Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Martha De Costa received a UO English Spring 2020 Undergraduate Research Award

Hillary Ellman received a President's Thesis Award for the paper, "A Thousand and One Thresholds of Ardor: A Critical Analysis of Female Madness in 21st Century Western Literature"

Tucker Engle received a 2020 Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowship 

Jordan Harden received a UO English Spring 2020 Undergraduate Research Award, the Barbara Corrado Pope Thesis Award, the Center for Environmental Futures Undergraduate Honors Thesis Award, and the Thelma and Stanley Greenfield English Honors Thesis Prize

Mary Howerton received a UO English Spring 2020 Undergraduate Research Award

Annalee Nock received a Center for Environmental Futures Undergraduate Honors Thesis Award

Erin Sandvold received a 2020 Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowship and a UO English Spring 2020 Undergraduate Research Award

Hailey Watt received a UO English Spring 2020 Undergraduate Research Award

Katherine Wilson received a UO English Spring 2020 Undergraduate Research Award

David Xu was awarded a UO English Spring 2020 Undergraduate Research Award

 

The following students had works accepted into undergraduate symposiums and/or conventions:

Cadaxa Chapman Ball had a paper  accepted to the 2020 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention (“Everything Is Fine, Everything Is Fine”)

Ryan Cooper presented a paper at the Oregon Undergraduate Research Symposium (“Genderqueerness in Contemporary Horror Films”)

Martha De Costa presented a paper at the Oregon Undergraduate Research Symposium

Emily Duru had a paper accepted to the 2020 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention (“76th Street”)

Tucker Engle presented a paper at the Oregon Undergraduate Research Symposium (“Cultural Hyperobjectivity: From Shelley to the 21st Century Instagram User”)

Loreli Kelsey presented a paper at the Oregon Undergraduate Research Symposium

Chloe Muñoz had a paper accepted to the 2020 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention (“A Form of Life in Words Unsaid”)

Anika Nykanen had a paper accepted to the 2020 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention (“Satire and Subversion in Northanger Abbey”)

Erin Sandvold had a paper accepted to the 2020 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention (“Queer Reading and Gender in a Selection of Poetry by Aphra Behn") and presented a paper at the Oregon Undergraduate Research Symposium (“Murderess in the Headlines”)

Hayley Schlueter presented a paper at the Oregon Undergraduate Research Symposium

Hailey Watt had a paper accepted to the 2020 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention (“Function of Femininity in the Laughing Policeman”)

 

The following students were involved with the University of Oregon's clubs and activities:

Theo McGrath served as actor’s representative for Shakesqueer

Twila Neiwart served on the executive committee and as treasurer of the Fiction Writing Club

Rachel Peri was co-director of Shakesqueer’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Eli Schumont-Shipley served as a member of the executive committee for the Fiction Writing Club

Ciara Schwimmer was co-director of Shakesqueer’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

Caryn Sumner served as president of the Fiction Writing Club 

David Xu competed on the UO Poetry Slam national team