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The Florida State University English department honored 26 undergraduate and graduate students April 20 during the annual awards ceremony for their exceptional writing and work.

The Department of English honored its outstanding undergraduate and graduate students Friday, April 20 during the annual awards ceremony. Professor Gary Taylor, chair of the department, welcomed those in attendance by saying the event is a way to celebrate past and present accomplishments.

David Kirby

FSU English Professor David Kirby coordinated and led the first-ever “Poetry Celebrates,” an event aimed at inspiring and encouraging poetry that celebrates the shared and unique experiences humanity encounters.

The realization of a lifelong dream is something most people aspire to achieve but not everyone experiences. Fulfilling that dream could be even more meaningful when your life has spanned more than a century.

Bobbie Cavnar

Florida State University alumnus Bobbie Cavnar, who graduated from FSU in 1999, is one of those teachers. In mid-February 2018, the National Endowment for the Arts Foundation named Cavnar the Nation’s Best Teacher for 2018.

Students who are earning advanced academic degrees find many ways to enhance their research and scholarship. They rely on professors to mentor them and guide them through the process.