MARQUETTE – The English department at Northern Michigan University announced its student writing award winners for 2002.

            Leigh Ann Johnston, an English/secondary education sophomore of Flushing, Mich., won the Houston Award for her essay, “A Separate God,” in college composition II. The Houston Award was established in 1984 in memory of Howard Houston, professor of English at NMU from 1968-1983.

            Dale Minter, a political science/pre-law sophomore of Marquette, won the Barnard Award for his essay, “Promises,” in college composition I. The Barnard Award was established in 1969 to honor Ellsworth Barnard, professor of English at NMU from 1957-1968.

            The awards are administered by Mark Smith, the director of composition, and the winners are selected by a panel of English department faculty members. For more information on the student writing awards or for entry forms, call the department of English at 906-227-2711.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman