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Fifteen students have been awarded fellowships for summer study by the English Department.

Awarded Summer Fellowships were Kerry Banazek '06, Camillus, NY; Meredith Bircher '06, Pittsford, NY; Laura Burgess '06, Concord, NH; Campbell Copeland '06, Cazenovia, NY; Jamie Dyer '06, Presque Isle, ME; Rachel Henderson '06, Troy, MT; Kelli Holmstrom '07, Bemidji, MN; Andrew Long '07, Natick, MA; Christopher Morris '06, Saranac Lake, NY; Sam Morrow '06, Princeton, NJ; Stefan Patyjewicz '06, Plattsburgh, NY; and Rosamond Shugrue '07, Duxbury, MA.

Fellowships are awarded, in a competitive process, to sophomores or juniors who wish to work one-on-one with a faculty member in the department for eight to 10 weeks during the summer. The fellowship provides a stipend, plus housing on campus. Fellows meet on a regular basis with sponsoring faculty members, and are expected to produce a substantial body of work over the period of the fellowship.

Awarded Vermont Fellowships were Nicole Collen '06, Menands, NY; Caroline Duda '07, Vernon, CT; and Kendra J. Stasko '06, Mattydale, NY.

Through an arrangement with the Vermont low-residency MFA program, four to six qualified St. Lawrence University students (sophomores and juniors) may be awarded the fellowships, to work on writing under the guidance of Vermont faculty. Vermont Fellows are in residence at St. Lawrence in June, after which they participate in a 10-day residency with other fellows graduate students in Montpelier. The fellowship provides a stipend, housing on campus at St. Lawrence, plus expenses (tuition, room, board and a travel allowance) for the Vermont residency.

Posted: April 13, 2005