The Composition Program recognizes excellent student writers with the Recoulley Composition Showcase recognition award each academic year.
We officially recognize submitted essays toward the end of each spring semester. Students receive a recognition certificate and the opportunity to attend a special event that honors their work. Students also get to list the accomplishment on their résumé to demonstrate excellent academic achievement.
The submission procedures are simple. Just do the following before or near the end of each semester:
Please actively contribute to this effort to showcase your work and what you do in your composition classes.
Michael Ball, "Ban That Game"
Evan Davis, "The Curve"
Tyler Esson, "What is Happiness?"
Joshua Gober, "Mama Day: An Informal Comparative Analysis"
Kimberly Heaberg, "Heated Passion" and "Thoughts"
Nathan Melton, "Chinese Fire-Drill Etiquette"
Curtis Gooden, "Fat America"
Andrew Smith, "A Runner's High"
Honorable Mention: Casey Roberts, "Forest Green"
Daniel Eastland, "Forty-five Misfits Can Fit Perfectly into One Home"
Lisa Seda-Rodriguez, "He Said, He Meant"
Honorable Mention: C.J. Shrader, "A Magic Cure-All End-All to Whatever Ails You"
About the Recoulley Award
Dr. Alfred "Rex" Recoulley taught at SPSU from 1981 to 1988. His knowledge of composition and literature, along with his teaching style,made him a favorite with students. After his death in 1988, Dr. Recoulley left funds to establish a writing award at SPSU.