Prizes in ELC

The Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication awards several prizes each academic year.

Awards for the Outstanding Majors in English, in English: Creative Writing, and in Communication and Digital Studies are made to the students completing their degrees in December or May of a given academic year who have earned the highest GPAs in their respective majors.

The Carlton R. Lutterbie Outstanding Senior Service Award to the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication is chosen by the department’s faculty and typically announced at the reception for graduating seniors each spring.  Congratulations to our prior winners!

In Creative Writing, submissions by students in ELC are assessed each year by an esteemed outside judge for the Academy of American Poets Prize, made possible by a generous permanent endowment by the Poetry Society of Virginia. Information on this prize, including a list of former judges and prior winners, is here.