Celebrating Academic Excellence of GPI Student Ms. Shivani Mansharamani on winning the Elaine Maimon Award. The Maimon Award recognizes the superior achievement in writing. This prize expresses Arcadia University's belief that writing proficiency is one mark of a liberal education.
In honor of Dr. Elaine Maimon, who served Arcadia University as Professor of English and Theater Arts, Director of Freshman English, and founder of the nationally renowned Writing Across the Curriculum Program, the English Department and the First-Year Writing Program award annually the Maimon Prize for Excellence in Writing produced in the first-year of college.
Purpose of the Award: The Maimon Award recognizes the superior achievement in writing of a first-year student. Beginning in the first-year with Thought and Expression and with other introductory courses, Arcadia University establishes the standard of learning through writing. This prize expresses the University's belief that writing proficiency is one mark of a liberal education.
Description of the Award: The winner of the Maimon Award receives (1) recognition from Arcadia University at the Honors Convocation; (2) a gift from the Writing Program and the Department of English, and (3) a cash prize. In addition, this writer's work will be exhibited as an example of outstanding first-year writing. Essays by the award winner and other finalists will be eligible for inclusion in the Landman Library Digital Repository (ScholarWorks at Arcadia).