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First-Year Experience

FYE Prize

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.

Congratulations to the Class of 2023 FYE Prize Winners:


Annie Hageman

  • Project title:  "Running: Discovering the Truth"
  • Seminar:  Rik Scarce, “Endurance: Long Distance Running through the Majors"

Kadeem Roberts

  • Project title: "Alone: An Alternative Soundtrack to See You Yesterday"
  • Seminar:  Wendy Lee, “American Time Travels”