The Carol Lipson Outstanding Writing Major Award was established in 2008 to acknowlege the contributions of former Writing Program Director Carol Lipson. Professor Lipson was director (2003-2007) during the development and approval of the Writing and Rhetoric Major and retired in 2009.
The Outstanding Writing Major Award is given annually to a student with a strong record in both academics and departmental/community service. The student receives recognition at the Intertext awards ceremony in early May and also in the commencement program. The Writing Program Director/Chair and the Chair of the Major/Minor Committee make the final decision, based heavily upon faculty and staff recommendations.