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Undergraduate Student News


Thomas Berg:  Full time employment as account manager with Experian in Illinois

Heidi Stofer:  Heading to graduate school for joint Library and Information Science MA /Univ of Iowa Center for the Book certificate

Shawn Boursiquot: Admitted to University of Southern California for Writing for Film & TV

Keegan Gormally:  Admitted to University of Kansas for M.S.E. Higher Education Administration and a graduate assistant position as Hall Director on their campus.

Sara Bechtol:  Admitted to Texas State University for MFA in Creative Writing

Zoie Schares:  Full time employment as Administrative Services Coordinator, College of Education, University of Iowa

Charles Truong: Worked as an English transfer student liason, an English Department volunteer video editor, and as a research fellow with the International Writing Program. He now will work as a video technician for the Office of Strategic Communication and as a Climate Narrative Fellow for the Office of Sustainability. He is the 2017 recipient of the Center for Diversity and Enrichment's Student Leadership Award and the Outstanding Contribution to the Greater Community Award from Hawkeye Leadership and Service  

Nathan Woolard: Heading to Cal Arts for graduate school

Caitlyn Baxter: Dream job of teaching Montessori full-time in St Paul, MN at MacDonald Montessori.

January 9, 2017 English Department ambassador Steven Raines (English honors and Critical Cultural Competency Certificate) is going to work in Denver, CO at Mondoin (IT recruiting and staffing) as an Account Director in charge of outside sales.  

December 17, 2016 Samuel Feldstein, Emily Hawk and Caroline Mangum become the first students to graduate with the major English and Creative Writing

July 11, 2016  English major Katie Heffner presented at the Science Fiction Research Association conference in Liverpool, England. Her work focuses on early feminist sci fi fan communities. Read more here.

April 26, 2016   English major Maggie Martin's debut novel, "The Big F," has been published by Swoon Reads. Read an excerpt here.

February 9, 2016   English and Anthropology Honors student Nate Otjen has been selected to present his research on Latino gardeners in the Midwest at the Harvard ACLA undergraduate panel in March

February 1, 2016   Alumni Spotlight - Amanda Lund

February 1, 2016   English Society News

January 1, 2016   English majors Sam Feldstein and Michael Sacco create documentary film about honors class project.

August 27, 2015 English major Nicole Bolt wins Phi Beta Kappa writing internship. Full story

Undergraduate Fulbright Scholars from the English Department The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) programs place grantees in schools supplementing local English language instruction. In a Study/Research award, the candidate designs a proposal for research in a specific country.


Andrea Childs

Mastura Ibnat

Megan Lederman

Alia Mnayer


Cassandra Bertolini of Green Bay, WI

B.A. English & Creative Writing, ETA, Germany

Tess Van Den Hurk-Moran of Emmetsburg, IA

B.A. English, ETA, Argentina

Neha Haque of LeClaire, IA

B.A. English & Creative Writing, ETA, Mexico

Ajla Dizdarevic of Waterloo, IA

B.A. English English & Creative Writing, ETA, Croatia


Nathalie Halcrow of Orange, CA

B.A. English and French, ETA, Africa


Sophie Amado of Chicago, IL

B.A., English and Spanish | ETA, Spain


Rebecca McCray of Iowa City, IA

B.A., English | Study/Research, Slovenia


Andrew Carey of Farragut, IA

B.A., English and Spanish | ETA, Mexico