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Dr. Trimiko Melancon, an assistant professor of English and faculty in African and African American Studies, has been awarded a prestigious 2012 Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship.

Dr. Kate Adams published a new book: "Seeing the American Woman 1880-1920: The Social Impact of the Visual Media Explosion" with McFarland Press. Co-authors are Michael Keen and Jennifer Koella.

Dr. Egejuru has been a faculty member of the English Department at Loyola since 1988. Not retired and still teaching part-time, she spends most of her time researching and documenting African Oral Tradition.

English alumni, Bob Cowser, Jr.'s most recent book GREEN FIELDS: Crime, Punishment, and a Boyhood Between, about the 1979 murder of one of his grade school classmates and the execution of her killer in 2000, won "Best Memoir 2010" from the Adirondack Center for Writers.

Holly Iglesias is a poet, translator and author of two poetry collections, Angles of Approach (White Pine Press, 2010) and Souvenirs of a Shrunken World (Kore Press, 2008).

Dr. Sebastian, Associate Professor of English, has been invited to serve as one of two General Editors on an anthology of medieval drama forthcoming next year from Broadview Press and for which he has already supplied several texts.

An obsession with reading and books led Jennifer McKibben '01 to a career in making book collections for companies, movies, celebrities, and others.

English Alumna Shelley Workinger ('00) recently published SETTLING, the second book in her popular young adult series.

Bob Cowser Jr.'s first book, Dream Season was a NY Times "Editor's Choice" and "Paperback Row" selection. His second book, Scorekeeping was published by the University of South Carolina Press. His third book Green Fields, about the murder of a grade school classmate is forthcoming from UNO Press.

Nate Thacker graduated this spring as a double Philosophy and English Literature major. He received a six-year fellowship with stipend to Penn State, and will be teaching a freshman English course next fall.


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