Commencement 2017


Congratulations to the newest English graduates: Jack Rooney and Joey Rooney earned M.A. degrees and Ray Horton, Michael Parker, Jess Slentz, and Jonathan Scott Weedon earned Ph.D.s.

Case Western Reserve University’s Spring Commencement 2017 was held Sunday, May 21 at the Veale Convocation Center.

from left to right: Associate Professor Kurt Koenigsberger, Jack Rooney, Joey Rooney, Associate Professor T. Kenny Fountain, Jess Slentz, Jonathan Scott Weedon, Michael Parker, Ray Horton, Professor/Chair Department of English Christopher Flint, and Associate Professor Kim Emmons.

Read The Daily‘s story about this commencement, featuring an address by iconic civil rights lawyer and university alumnus Fred Gray, here.

The EGSA cheers all our graduates (as well as their loved ones and the faculty and staff who supported them along the way) and wishes them well in their next adventures!


2017 Graduate Awards Ceremony


The 2017 Graduate Awards Ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 3 in the Tinkham Veale University Ballroom, and the following awards were celebrated:

Eva L. Pancoast Memorial Fellowship:
Kimberly Grogan, first-year M.A.
Megan Weber, third-year Ph.D. Dean’s Fellow

Adrian-Salomon Dissertation Fellowships:
Michael Chiappini, third-year Ph.D. Dean’s Fellow
Megan Weber, third-year Ph.D. Dean’s Fellow
Megan Griffin, fourth-year Ph.D.

The Neil MacIntyre Essay Prize:
Megan Griffin, fourth-year Ph.D.

Timothy Calhoun Prize for Poetry:
Blaire Grassel, first-year M.A.

Graduate Dean’s Instructional Excellence Award:
Ray Horton, fourth-year Ph.D. Dean’s Fellow
Michelle Lyons-McFarland, fifth-year Ph.D.

Photos from the event are forthcoming.

Congratulations, everyone!