Friday, March 25, 2011

Staci Stutsman Honored as Presidential Scholar 2010-2011

The title of "Presidential Scholar" is the highest honor Western Michigan University can bestow upon a student. Each department at Western selects such a student. Our No. 1 student this year is Staci Stutsman: She was nominated by several faculty members. One places her "in the top 1% of undergraduates and graduate students with whom I have worked over the last fourteen years."  Staci's accomplishments include an eagerness to engage theory in her work with literature, an ability to organize and lead as a teaching assistant, and a willingness to use archival material from the rare book room for scholarly projects.  Yesterday evening, President John Dunne recognized her and 44 other Presidential Scholars during a ceremony at the Fetzer Center. Her faculty mentor, Dr. Gwen Tarbox, and department chair Richard Utz accompanied her to the event.

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