Grayson Copeland graduated from
Dalton State College with honors and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
in December 2012. It is there that she wrote "Magnolia Secrets" along with
other pieces of fiction. Having various interests, she has considered career
paths ranging from Egyptology to Cardiology, and ultimately set a goal of
obtaining a PhD in Cultural Studies. Grayson drinks too much coffee, believes
in writing whenever she can, and is currently applying to graduate school.
Jenna Dutton is a senior at
Lebanon Valley College double majoring in English Literature and English Communications.
On campus, Jenna serves as the co-editor of the school newspaper, La Vie Collegienne,
the secretary of both Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority and the Wig and Buckle Theatre
Company, and the president of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. Her
academic interests include young adult fiction, Shakespeare, gender studies,
and postmodernism. Upon receiving her bachelor's degree, Jenna plans to pursue
a career in publishing.
Christine Kelley is a senior
English Literature and History student at Elizabethtown College in
Pennsylvania. She is currently working
on a Sylvia Plath exhibit for the Lancaster Literary Guild in memory of the 50th
Anniversary of the poet's death. Also,
she has recently been published in her school's literary journal Fine Print and has presented her paper "Walt
Whitman the Wound Dresser: The Poet's Civil War Years" at the Susquehanna
University Conference. She plans to earn
her PhD and teach at the college level.
In the meantime, she is applying for internships in journalism or
Brittanie Lewis, the winner
of the VHR's high school scholarship contest, is currently a high school senior
at Fred C. Beyer High School in Modesto, California. While not certain where
she will attend college, she ultimately hopes to double-major in History and Education
while continuing her study of French. Brittanie intends to pursue graduate
studies to obtain a PhD and would like to teach at a university.
Thai Matthews is currently
a junior at Wellesley College, majoring in English while pursuing diverse
research interests that include American Studies, Medieval and
Renaissance Studies, and literature of the Victorian age, all with
special attention to the power of narrative in both visual and literary arts.
As a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, she anticipates attending graduate
school with the goal of obtaining a PhD in one of the aforementioned areas
while simultaneously pursuing creative writing. This is her first published academic
Tyler Reinbold recently
completed a BA in English Education with a minor in philosophy at Lebanon
Valley College. Currently employed as a
high school English teacher, his major interests include critical theory,
European intellectual history and comparative literature. Although he intends to
pursue graduate work in the future, for the present he remains focused on
providing challenging and unconventional learning experiences for secondary
recently graduated from Duquesne University with degrees in English and
Secondary Education. While a student, she worked at her university's writing
center and participated in campus ministry, education programs, and events
within the English department. She plans to teach middle school Language Arts.
Jacqueline Weaver is a senior at
Duquesne University, majoring in Secondary Education with a concentration in
English. In addition to working at Duquesne's Writing Center, Jacki has also
completed a minor in Theology and has taken a number of creative writing
courses. Following her 2013 graduation, Jacki plans to pursue a career as a
high school English teacher.
Emma Wolin is a second
year Art History and Gender Studies student at the New College of Florida. Her
interests include feminist theory, film, and German language and culture. She
plans on pursuing a PhD in Art History upon graduation.
Marsha Wonnacott is a senior
undergraduate studying English Teaching at Brigham Young University. Originally
from Ridgecrest, California, her interests include sociolinguistics and
classroom technology. After completing her BA at BYU, she plans to begin a
career as a high school English teacher and eventually pursue her MA.
David Yasenchak is a senior
at Lebanon Valley College, majoring in Studio Art and Art History. He is a prolific visual artist who creates
intricate, largely improvised works in a variety of media, including pen and
ink, woodcut, pastel, and acrylic. Currently, he is curating an exhibition at
the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery that will study the cultural functions of
depictions of the human figure. David is
also developing an interdisciplinary honors thesis that questions the hierarchical
nature of the object. After completing
his undergraduate studies, David intends to continue to create work while
pursuing an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies.