Candace Carlucci Backus '66 FYE Prize in Honor of Student Academic Achievement in
the First-Year Experience
The First-Year Experience Prize, supported with the generosity of Candace Carlucci Backus ’66, will be awarded annually to up to three projects by first-year students in recognition of exceptional scholarly or artistic achievement in the fall’s Scribner Seminars.
During the spring semester, the First-Year Experience Office will solicit nominations from the previous fall’s Scribner Seminar instructors. Nominations may be either for individual or collaborative projects, and may include any kind of exemplary work – written, visual, or performative. The FYE will then contact nominees and ask them to submit a sample of work from their Scribner Seminar. A committee of faculty will establish the criteria, review the submissions and make up to three awards.
First-year students are encouraged to approach their Scribner Seminar instructors and ask them to consider submitting a nomination in their name. The Office of the FYE welcomes nominations of students whose work was truly exceptional and worthy of community-wide recognition.
Congratulations to the Class of 2017 FYE Prize Winners:
Victor Jaskula, “Spain in Trans*ition: Gender Bending in the Films of Almodóvar and the Façade of Post-Franco Democracy” (Michael Mudrovic, Scribner Seminar instructor)
- Nicholas Friedman, “Affluence, Ideology, and a Low Quality Citizenry: The Crisis of Political Participation and Civic Engagement in America” (Bob Turner, Scribner Seminar instructor)