The Richard C. and Virginia Peck Awards were established in 1975 with a gift from Virginia Peck after Richard Peck's death and have provided over $150,000 to outstanding English majors. Students are nominated by the English Faculty and are then selected by the committee charged with administering the funds. Stipends are presented each year to academically talented and deserving English majors, graduate and undergraduate, who have been identified by faculty as deserving of the honor and encouragement.
This year's winners have been chosen. Dr. Claudia Barnett, chair of the Peck Awards Committee, reports that "We had more nominations than usual, and our decisions were extremely difficult—but we thoroughly enjoyed learning about the many excellent English majors and graduate students in our department."
Please join us in congratulating the winners, both when you see them in Peck Hall and at this year's ceremony:
Katherine Mayetta Estes (Brewer)
Jesse T. Burleson
Mary Marley Latham
Shellie Melnick Michael
(Study Day) at the Tom Jackson Building: Reception at ; Ceremony to begin promptly at .