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    Two English majors were awarded the SUNY Chancellors Awards for Student Excellence, John O’Brien and Chelsea Reinhardt. Chelsea is a double major in English and Social Science Interdisciplinary. In the fall, she will attend the UB Graduate School of Education and the MA program in Public Health. 
This prize is sponsored by the Dean of Undergraduate Education and is for the best piece of factual prose by a UB undergraduate.     

This year's winner is Rebecca Tong.  

First runner-up is Angelina Bruno.

The prizes were established in memory of Albert Cook, critic, poet, and novelist, who was a member of the English department from 1963 to 1978 and chairman during formative years; Mac Hammond, poet, a member of the English Department from 1965 to 1993; and John Logan, poet, who was a member of the Department from 1966 to 1985.  The competition was open to all UB undergraduates and UB graduate students in Comparative Literature, Drama, and English.

This year's winners are Emily Anderson, Satya S. Gundu, and Amanda McLaughlin.

Honorable Mentions are Conor Patrick Clarke, Kristina Marie Darling, and Alex Hunt.
The Houpt Prize was established in 1936 by Wilbur Houpt in honor of his son, George Knight Houpt.  It has been awarded every year since then to the student who has demonstrated excellence and proficiency in the work of the English Department.  Criteria include overall QPA, English GPA, recommendations from faculty, and a piece of written work submitted by the student.   

This year's winner is Alex Hunt.
The Joyce Carol Oates Prize was established in 2004 by Professor Oates of Princeton University because of her strong ties to the Western New York region and to promote her special interest in young writers.  It is an award given annually for the best piece of creative writing fiction by an undergraduate or graduate student at UB.

This year's winner is Emily Anderson.

Honorable mentions are Monica Lippens, and Veronica Wendy.