JMU's Academic Writing Contest



2004 Winners

(click on students' names to read winning essays)


Undergraduate Winners: Fine Arts

Kendall Barbery
"Ana, Asele and Badunka:
A Triple Synthesis?"
(analysis of an etching by Uche Okeke)
(First Place)

Sarah Herman
"Private Correspondences"
(a study of the painter Vermeer)
(Second Place)


Undergraduate Winners:
Social Sciences

Angela Michie
"Latino Punk Music:
Politics Goes Underground"
(First Place)

Nadine Wu
"The Dynamics of Orientalism and Globalization
in the International Sex Industry and Human Trafficking"
(Second Place)



Graduate Winners

Rebecca Miller
"Defense of the Closed Society:
The Mississippi Press Reaction to the Lynching of
Emmitt Till"
(First Place)

Martin Peterson
"Opportunities for Technical Communicators
and Determining the Necessity for Documentation
Standards in the Electronics Entertainment Industry"
(Second Place)


Undergraduate Winners: Humanities

Joseph Porcello
"Desperately Seeking a Path to Victory:
John C. Fr�mont and His Order of Emancipation"
(First Place)

Mark Ehlers
"A Heavy Responsibility:
Augusta County and the Secession Debate"
(Second Place)


Sponsored by the College of Arts & Letters Dean’s Office
& the School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication