Candace Carlucci Backus '66 FYE Prize in Honor of Student Academic Achievement in
the First-Year Experience
The First-Year Experience Prize, supported with the generosity of Candace Carlucci Backus ’66, will be awarded annually to up to three projects by first-year students in recognition of exceptional scholarly or artistic achievement in the fall’s Scribner Seminars.
During the spring semester, the First-Year Experience Office will solicit nominations from the previous fall’s Scribner Seminar instructors. Nominations may be either for individual or collaborative projects, and may include any kind of exemplary work – written, visual, or performative. The FYE will then contact nominees and ask them to submit a sample of work from their Scribner Seminar. A committee of faculty will establish the criteria, review the submissions and make up to three awards.
First-year students are encouraged to approach their Scribner Seminar instructors and ask them to consider submitting a nomination in their name. The Office of the FYE welcomes nominations of students whose work was truly exceptional and worthy of community-wide recognition.
Congratulations to the Class of 2020 FYE Prize Winners:
- Project title: “Translation from the Visual to the Musical: The Works of M. C. Escher"
- Seminar: Mark Hofmann, “Math and Escher"
- Project title: “Detective Agency: Reversing the Narrative in Curious Incident”
- Seminar: Susannah Mintz, “Extraordinary Bodies”