First, our undergraduates:
Matt Burnside ('07) will be headed to the University of Iowa's storied MFA program in Creative Writing, with a full scholarship.
Meagan Gacke will be attending Auburn University as a master’s student in English beginning in the fall of 2012, specializing in early American- colonial studies. She will be a GTA at Auburn, with a tuition waiver and a livable stipend. Ultimately, she will seek a doctorate.
Alejandro Garrido was accepted to UMass-Amherst's PhD program and will be fully funded for up to seven years.
Travis Hyzak will be attending Georgetown Law in fall, with a scholarship.
Rusty Thornsburg ('10) will join the University of North Carolina-Wilmington's MFA program in the fall.
The following recent UNT graduates with a BA in English will be joining us in the fall for our MA programs. In Literature: Jason Esteves, Jezy Gray, Gwendolyn Lancaster, Jonathan Leal, Elizabeth Morris, Rebecca Stevens, Jessica Ward, Andrew Welch, and Monica Wolfe. In Creative Writing: Gwendolyn Edwards, James Edison, Jr., and Elise Matthews.
Our graduate students are also headed for other parts of the collegiate world:
Shannon Abbott (M.A. in Creative Writing) will begin the low-residency MFA program at Pacific University this year, and is planning to focus on fiction.
Sarah Adams (M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition, 2010) will be go to Penn State's rhetoric program in the fall for a doctoral fellowship with a tuition waiver and full stipend. Sarah would like to thank Dr. Heard and Dr. Muyumba for writing her letters of recommendation, as did Kyle Jensen, who also mentored her through the entire process. Sarah adds that all three were incredibly helpful and gave her solid advice.
Laura Miller (M.A. in Creative Writing) will be headed to the University of Arizona's prestigious MFA program, the second of our Creative Writing grad students in as many years to enroll there.