It’s been a busy spring semester for the students and faculty of Fresno State’s MFA Program! First, let’s celebrate recent awards and publications:
Poetry Professor and Porgram Coordinator Connie Hales has been awarded a prestigious Fresno Arts Council Horizon Award. The award is given to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions toward the enrichment of life in our community through excellence in the arts. In addition, Connie’s poems “Forgiven” and “Failed Blessing” have both been accepted for publication in the Northwest Review. Congratulations, Connie, and well-deserved for all that you do!
Soon-to-be-graduate in nonfiction Sarah Fawn Montgomery has been awarded a full teaching assistantship to the University of Nebraska’s PhD program in creative writing, plus a $15,000 a year stipend. Congratulations to Sarah Fawn, who rose to the top of the applicant field in a competitive year for PhD programs nationwide!
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Graduate Dean’s Medalist and Outstanding Thesis Award
Congratulations to soon-to-be-graduate nonfiction writer, Rachel Jackson, who was selected as this year’s College of Arts & Humanities Graduate Dean’s Medalist AND recipient of the College of Arts & Humanities Outstanding Thesis Award for her memoir, Here and Gone.
Congratulations to poets Murleen Ray and Marcus Chinn, who will present their poetry at the Fresno State Graduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium!