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Bachelor of Arts Alumni
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|New Hampshire Governor John Lynch was an English major and earned his B.A. here at the University of New Hampshire.||Fiction writer John Irving spent his undergrad years as an English Department major at UNH.|
News from alum...
Marie Garland, '92, was a double major in Communication and English. She is now an Assistant Professor in the field of Communication in New York and the President of the New York State Communication Association. She writes: "I am grateful for all the vivid memories I have of courses with Prof. Watters, Ferber, and Sherman from English, and in particular, the opportunity to have been inspired to love Shakespeare by the joyful spirit of Prof. Hapgood.... Please know that each of these individuals have made a substantial contribution to this student's continued learning."
Shawn Gorman, '89, earned his B.A. with an English Department major. He is now the Director of Marketing for LL Bean.
Janet Gratton earned her B.A. with an English major and is teaching English literature in the public school system in Washington, D.C. She is working on her masters degree from Trinity College.
Dave Heckel continued on with his schooling after earning his B.A. at UNH. He is now Professor of English at Pfeiffer College in North Carolina.
After earning her B.A., Ellen Kunes, '81, went on to become the Editor in chief of Redbook Magazine.
Masters Degree Alumni
News from alum...
Mark DeCarteret, graduate of the M.A. in Writing Program, was named poet laureate of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Brian Wilkins '06G, '09G is a poet; his former college roommate, Ian Terrell, is a Web developer. Together, they created a literary magazine for the iPhone, which plays an audio recording of a poem, essay, or short story as the reader scrolls along with the text. "The best part about poetry or any literature really is going to a reading and getting to hear the author's voice," says Wilkins. The first issue of "Scarab" includes a poem by Charles Simic, UNH professor emeritus.
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Articles by recent UNH alumni Abby Knoblauch (Ph.D. in Composition, 2008) and Mike DePalma (Ph.D. in Composition, 2010) are featured in the December 2011 issue of College Composition and Composition (CCC). Follow the link below to view the issue. http://www.ncte.org/cccc/ccc/issues/v63-2
Kate Tirabassi, Ph.D. in Composition alum won the 2008 James Berlin Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication. This is a national award for the best dissertation in Composition Studies. Kate did an archival study that examined the teaching of writing at UNH in the 1940s, focusing substantially on the work of Caroll Towle (who was Don Murray’s writing teacher).
Bronwyn Williams (Ph.D. in Composition, 2000) has recently published an essay on the impact of Donald Murray on his own teaching and the field. The piece, titled “Dancing with Don, Or 'Waltzing with Expressivism',” is featured in the November 2011 issue of Enculturation: A Journal of Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture . It can be read at: http://enculturation.gmu.edu/dancing-with-don