Student Publications, Activities, and Awards

Students

Faculty in the English Department value students’ writing and encourage students to publish their work in the two publications that the Department sponsors: Communiqué, the College's newspaper and QueensZine, the College’s online interdisciplinary journal of arts and ideas.  To submit work to Communiqué, student reporters typically are registered in the journalism class-but Tammi Rothman, the advisor to Communique, welcomes article submissions from the entire campus community.  Any student in any course is welcome to submit creative or academic work to QueensZine.

In order to recognize and honor excellent examples of student writing and performance, the department offers a number of awards to students:

The Juan Otero Memorial Award goes to a student from EN101 whose work is chosen as the best essay from those submitted by faculty

The Hedy Jacobowitz Memorial Award for Outstanding Journalism or Non-Fiction. This award is for students who have completed 101 and 102. Journalism students, creative writers and advanced expository writing students are all eligible. You can submit your own work to be considered for this award.

The Reginald and Eileen Keizs Award in Literature and Writing goes to a Queensborough student who is majoring in Education and has completed at least one course beyond EN102. To be considered for this award, students must have a high grade point average and be recommended by one of their English professors.

The Robert D. Crozier Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature and Writing. To be considered for this award, students must be a Liberal Arts major with a high grade point average, have completed at least one course beyond EN-102 and be recommended by one of their English professors.

The Dr. Arnold Asrelsky Award for Achievement in Writing and Literature by an Evening Student. For students of upper-level Writing and Literature courses taught in the evening that work and tend to their families as they take college courses.

The Carolyn B. Raphael Award for an ESL Student. For a student who started by taking a Basic Skills ESL class and has gone on to excel in a higher-level English class. Primarily determined by grades and a faculty recommendation. Students need to have completed at least one course beyond EN-102 in order to compete.

The Smithline/Trefman Award. For outstanding achievement in literature and writing. Primarily determined by grades and a faculty recommendation; students need to have completed at least one course beyond EN-102 in order to compete.

The Stolerman Award. For outstanding achievement in literature and writing. Primarily determined by grades and a faculty recommendation; students need to have completed at least one course beyond EN-102 in order to compete.

The Sheena Gillespie Award for Writing About Literature

The Linda Stanley Award for Writing