On May 3rd, 2013, the English department celebrated a graduating class of over thirty majors (including combined majors with Cinema Studies and Linguistics) with a reception in the Curry Student Center attended by family and friends of the graduates. Students Tesla Cariani, Elise Funke, Robert Gewirtz and Mackenzie Cockerill shared valedictory remarks.
Tesla is a recipient of the Sears B. Condit Award; the Husky Leadership Award; the LGBTQA Distinguished Service Award; and the Award for Community Building. Elise, who is a recipient of the Condit award and the Wendy Breen Kline Compass Award, as well as a member of the Huntington 100, will join the law firm of Johnson//Becker. Robbie will be in Shenzhen, China, as a Marketing Associate for the Jihua Language School, and Mackenzie will be a Master’s student at the University of Glasgow. The department congratulates all of our graduating majors!