• Jenna Kelley stays close to home to find compelling stories to share with viewers

    The Florida State University English alumna creates bonds between news watchers and their neighbors and livelihoods,

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  • Her "meditation process" inspires Diamond Forde's award-winning poetry

    She won the 2020 Furious Flower Poetry Prize, and her writing practices help keep Forde humble yet motivated.

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  • Alexa Doran earns the 2020 May Sarton Poetry Prize for 'DM Me, Mother Darling'

    Doran and her 4 year old son shared the joy of finding out she had won. Bauhan Publishing will publish Doran’s manuscript next year.

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  • Enriching her education, following a familiar path

    Emma Moody did not travel far to pursue her master's degree in Integrated Marketing Communications, choosing to stay at FSU following the completion of her undergraduate studies.

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Student, Alumni, and Donor News

Karen Laughlin

Karen Laughlin came to FSU in 1982 and held a joint appointment in English and Humanities for several years. She held a position as associate professor of English, and she spent her entire professional career at FSU. For the past 17 years, she led the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

Logan Bearden

Bearden earned his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees at FSU, moving through literature and rhetoric and composition for his studies.

pubs

Editors in chief at three campus publications have continued to guide their staffs through disruptions and changes the COVID-19 pandemic has created for students.

Nicole Tripodis

The English major and art history minor used her go-getter attitude to break into the fashion media industry.

jessi thomsen

Winning the award was a shock, but she is encouraged to know that scholars outside of her discipline recognize the importance and value her own research.

Center for Leadership and Social Change

Florida State University undergraduate students Ksamesvari Edwards and Erika LeFlouria, both with ties to the English department, won the award in early 2020.

Rebecca Warner

She graduated from FSU in the spring of 2018, and was soon hired as assistant editor for the Her Campus national headquarters in Boston. In August of 2019, Her Campus promoted Warner to associate feature editor.

RWC-DS

FSU’s Reading-Writing Center tutors and Digital Studio consultants are available to guide students through any questions they have about writing or digital projects.

Gail Levy

She covered the catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Michael, and now she and her WJHG-WECP colleagues are navigating the reporting environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chloe Addleson

She graduated from Florida State University in August 2019 and began working at the NYC-based agency in September 2019. She is a senior publisher for the company.

Student Profiles

Angela Lertkiratikul

Angela K. Lertkiratikul is currently a senior majoring in English with a focus in Editing, Writing, and Media and minoring in biology.

Suzanne Raybuck

Suzanne Raybuck is an Honors student and Presidential Scholar in her sophomore year at Florida State University and is pursuing dual degrees in English with a concentration in Editing, Writing and Media and Information Technology.

David Advent

David Advent is in his senior year at Florida State University, double majoring in English with a concentration in Literature and International Affairs...

Erin Christopher

A third-year senior from Lexington, Kentucky, Erin came to Florida State University to study English with a concentration in Creative Writing for her major. . .

Mae Espinosa

Mae is a junior dual degree student who is studying English Literature with a Communications minor, as well as earning a double major in Political Science and International Affairs. In the fall of 2018, Mae starts her honors thesis...

Rosalind Helsinger

In her freshman year, Rosalind organized the start of a campus Shakespeare Club because she realized there was not a student outlet to unite the literary and theatrical aspects of Shakespeare...

Colby Blackwill

Colby recently was awarded an IDEA grant for his honors thesis. English Professor James Kimbrell is supervising Colby’s thesis...

Talise Burton

Talise Burton is a senior English major with a concentration in Creative Writing and she is earning a minor in Entrepreneurship. As a 2018 IDEA Grant recipient...

Catherine Buckler

Catherine Buckler graduated in May 2018 with an English degree (Editing, Writing and Media track) and minors in Philosophy and Film Studies...

Nicole Tripodis

Nicole is a junior English major studying on the Editing, Writing, and Media track, with a minor in Art History. She has spent the past two summers in New York City as an intern...

Rebecca Barton

In her sophomore year at Florida State University, Rebecca had the privilege of participating in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)...