Borish Prize

The Dr. Murray Eugene Borish prize is presented annually to the senior English major judged most informed and capable in English studies as evidenced by distinction in scholarship and excellence in writing.

The prize was bequeathed by Merwin W. Braderman in memory of Dr. Murray Eugene Borish [pdf]. Dr. Borish, author of A Mapbook of English Literature (Holt, 1936), was for seven years a member of the English Department. He requested a leave of absence to accept a commission in the United States Army in December, 1942 and was made a Second Lieutenant. The War Department reported him missing in January, 1943 after his convoy to North Africa was torpedoed. 

Recipients:

  • Emma Aylor & Kayla Grant, 2013

  • Brianna Nicole Frentzko, 2012

  • Cassandra Adair, 2011

  • Michael Smith, 2011

  • Jennifer MacLure, 2010

  • Shannon Reed, 2009

  • Sarah Vogelsong, 2008

  • Lauren Devitt, 2007

  • Maxwell Uphaus, 2006

  • Allison Jack, 2005

  • Ryan Boyd, 2004

  • Mikhaela Payden-Travers, 2003

  • Katherine Shrieves, 2002

  • Jonathan Pickle, 2001

  • Susannah LeVine, 2000

  • Holly Barbaccia, 1999

  • Belinda Kong, 1998

  • Erica Weitzman, 1997

  • Meghan Davis & Brian Waniewski, 1996

  • Audrey Manring, 1995

  • Claire Ehmann & Green Neal, 1994

  • Bonnie Powell, 1993

  • Anna Branscome & Kirsten Swearingen, 1992

  • Meaghan Hanrahan, 1991

  • J. Carter Hailey, 1990

  • Ann Meyer, 1989

  • Rebecca Edwards, 1988

  • Michael Torrey, 1987

  • Kevin Duffy, 1986

  • Michael Branch, 1985

  • Janet Kirkley, 1984

  • Robert Whitaker, 1983

  • Crista Cabe, 1982

  • Maryclaire Moroney, 1981

  • Patricia Moran, 1980

  • Diana Henderson, 1979