Student Showcase

On May 9th, Stevenson University’s English Department hosted their annual English Student Showcase! Here, English students present their projects, research papers, and internship experiences that they have completed over the semester. Awards are given and students, faculty, family, and friends come together to celebrate the end of the semester.  

The showcase kicked off with everyone viewing the English 160s class's poster projects. These projects were based on research the students conducted using critical approaches to analyzing literature, such as Reader Response, New Historicism, and Cultural Criticism. 

Showcase poster 1

Capstone Poster 2

Capstone Poster 3

Afterwards, everyone separated into break out rooms to listen to the 403 Capstone students present their final projects that they have been working on since the beginning of the semester. This included myself! 

J and M projects

Jeremiah and William Presenting

Josie Hunter and Hallie Powers

Hannah and Janel

When all projects had been presented, we returned to the main hall where 13 students were inducted into the English Honors Society, Sigma Tau Delta. Afterwards the graduating seniors within the society were corded as well. 

Sigma Tau Delta Ceremony

When the induction and cording ceremony finished, graduating seniors Matt Rolph and Jasmine Holman (that’s me!) conducted presentations along with a Q&A on the internships they had this semester. 

Matt Internship Presentation

Jasmine's Internship Presentation

Matt and Jasmine Q and A
Lastly the ceremony ended with farewells to the graduating seniors, Hannah Bagley, Josie Hunter, Matt Rolph, Megan Ovungal, and myself. Faculty came onto the stage and spoke about each student and the fond memories they had of them. Graduating seniors

It is here that Josie Hunter won the inaugural Award for Outstanding Contributions to the English Program for going above and beyond for the English Department and Greenspring Review. Congratulations Josie! 

Josie and her award

The English Showcase was a success, and it was a great conclusion of the semester where students, faculty, and family all came together and celebrated the accomplishments of the English students this semester.