Eli Williams Named CLA Outstanding Senior, 2014

Each spring, the College of Liberal Arts recognizes an Outstanding Senior and Outstanding Graduate Student in each program. This year’s students were recognized at a ceremony hosted by the college on Friday, June 13, and again at our department commencement ceremony the following day. Each student recognized a faculty mentor in the department and was invited to say a few words.

The English Department was pleased to name Eli Williams as this year’s Outstanding Senior. An excellent student, fabulous poet, and dedicated university citizen, Eli recognized Catherine Waitinas as his faculty mentor. Eli was also awarded the CLA’s Senior Recognition Award for Contributions to the Objectives and Public Image of the College. This award recognized Eli’s outstanding performance as a resident advisor in Trinity Hall, as well as his successful tenure as co-president of the CLA Ambassadors. In every respect, Eli represents the humanism and humanity that our department and college hold dear. 

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