Faculty and Student Accomplishments

Latest Faculty Books

David Armand, Debt, 2018, published by Blue Horse Press. 

Anne Babson, Dolly Shot, 2018, published by Dancing Girl Press.

Jack Bedell, No Brother, This Storm, 2018, published by Mercer University Press.

Canese Jarboe, dark acre, 2018, published by Willow Springs Books

Alison Pelegrin, Our Lady of the Flood, 2018, published by Diode Editions 


Faculty Accomplishments 

Alison Pelegrin has been awarded a Board of Regents Atlas Grant for support in 2019-20 to complete a book of poems, Feast Days. The evaluators describe the poems’ setting and subject as “both a contemporary real and simultaneously figurative Louisiana. The poems will consider cycles of destruction and rebirth that take place on both of these planes.”


Student Accomplishments


Brianna Poché has been awarded the 2018-19 Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in
the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Brianna is pursuing an M.A. in
English with a Concentration in Professional Writing. The fellowship awards $3500 in
addition to her regular stipend. Congratulations to Bree.

Sarah Drago, Class of 2017, Sarah has been accepted to the M.A. program in Victorian Literature and Culture at the University of York in the UK, starting in Fall 2018. Sarah recently learned that she has been awarded one of only five available £5,000 Vice-Chancellor's scholarships "for exceptional postgraduate students." The award announcement describes the "prestigious scholarships" as aimed rewarding and encouraging "exceptionally high-achieving students by offering a tuition fee discount to those expected to achieve AAA at A-level or a First class undergraduate degree (or international equivalents)." Congratulations to Sarah and best wishes for her continuing excellence in literary scholarship. 

Aimee Harris, class of 2018, accepted an offer as a Technical Writer/Editor with the cybersecurity company, Rapid7. After training in Boston, Aimee both travels and works remotely from home. 

Isaiah Thomas, class of 2018, accepted an offer to law school from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

Sadey Pfister, class of fall 2017, accepted a 10th Grade English teaching position at Ponchatoula High.

Zachary Slawson, class of 2017, accepted a position as a Technician at the Neill Corporation in Hammond.