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First-Year Experience

FYE Prize

Candace Carlucci Backus '66 FYE Prize in Honor of Student Academic Achievement in the First-Year Experience

The First-Year Experience Prize, supported with the generosity of Candace Carlucci Backus ’66, will be awarded annually to up to three projects by first-year students in recognition of exceptional scholarly or artistic achievement in the fall’s Scribner Seminars.

During the spring semester, the First-Year Experience Office will solicit nominations from the previous fall’s Scribner Seminar instructors. Nominations may be either for individual or collaborative projects, and may include any kind of exemplary work – written, visual, or performative. The FYE will then contact nominees and ask them to submit a sample of work from their Scribner Seminar. A committee of faculty will establish the criteria, review the submissions and make up to three awards.

First-year students are encouraged to approach their Scribner Seminar instructors and ask them to consider submitting a nomination in their name. The Office of the FYE welcomes nominations of students whose work was truly exceptional and worthy of community-wide recognition.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 FYE Prize Winners:

 Lucas Graham

 Amy Milin