On its 25th anniversary, the 2014 Shapiro Essay Revision Contest had the largest number of participants ever: A total of 172 students competed for 15 prizes.
Students from almost every academic major took part in the largest writing contest, which was sponsored by the Department of English Language and Literature and the Composition Program.
Winners of the 2014 Shapiro Essay Revision Contest were:
• Andrea E. Tsatalis, freshman biology major, $500;
• Summer M. Arnold, senior biology major, $400;
• Elizabeth A. Weiter, junior marketing major, $300;
• Tyler Perkins, senior pharmacy major, $200; and
• Lucas Jones, sophomore mechanical engineering technology major, $100.
Taking home $75 prizes were:
• Jeanette M. Beerbower, sophomore English major;
• Victoria A. Jordan, freshman psychology major;
• Savannah Joslin, freshman communication/public relations major;
• Jenna R. Lykins, sophomore bioengineering major;
• Rylee Mignogna, freshman linguistics major;
• Christina Palmiero, freshman speech pathology major;
• Sheri M. Saka, freshman pre-pharmacy major;
• Rebecca K. Toth, freshman communication major;
• Savannah R. Xaver, sophomore English major; and
• Jae-min Yim, junior biology/biochemistry major.
The Shapiro Writing Contest is named for and supported by funds established by the late Dr. Edward Shapiro, professor emeritus of economics, who retired from The University of Toledo in 1989 after 22 years of service. An undergraduate of UT, he went on to obtain a master of arts degree from Ohio State University and a doctoral degree from Harvard.
“Dr. Shapiro donated funds to recognize and reward future UT students in what he regarded as the craft of good writing,” said Dr. Deborah Coulter-Harris, associate lecturer of English and the contest director.