Jessica Pauszek, a Ph.D. candidate in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric in the Writing Program at Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected to receive this year’s Mary Hatch Marshall Essay Award, an annual award for the best essay by a graduate student in the humanities at Syracuse University. Pauszek’s essay is entitled “When Some Members Can’t Write: Building Alternative Educational Spaces From the Ground Up.” She is a native of Dunkirk, NY and Deltona, FL.
The annual award honors Mary Hatch Marshall, the first woman to achieve the rank of full professor in The College of Liberal Arts. She held the Jesse Truesdell Peck Chair in English literature, served as the first director of the Honors Program, and was among the founding members of Library Associates. Library Associates, Marshall’s friends and family, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the CNY Community Foundation contributed to fund the endowment.
Students from African American Studies; Art & Music Histories; English; Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Latino-Latin American Studies; Religion; Philosophy; the Writing Program; and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program are eligible for the award.
Library Associates established the annual award to honor and help perpetuate Mary Hatch Marshall’s scholarly standards and generous spirit. Members of Library Associates, Marshall’s friends and family, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Central New York Community Foundation all contributed to the endowment established in 2004 that funds the award.