Contributed by Deborah Coulter-Harris
The annual Shapiro Essay Revision Contest invites all undergraduate students to invest one to two hours revising a badly written essay to compete for one of 15 cash awards from $75 to $500. There were 160 students this year who decided to compete in the writing contest. The University of Toledo’s Department of English Language and Literature and the Composition Program are pleased to announce the Winners of the 2010 Shapiro Essay Revision Contest.
- $500 Lisa M. Walton;
- $400 Trevin D. Wagener;
- $300 Ken J. Matesz;
- $200 Rami Hassan;
- $100 Michelle Madjar;
- $75 Brenda Allison-Walton, Michelle Fronk, Sura Khuder, Kelly M. McGuire, Samantha McNamara, Jonathan Myers, Erica L. Olschansky, Michelle D. Shy, Kathleen Toedter, Carolyn Wurzelbacher.
The Shapiro Writing Contest is named for and supported by funds established by Dr. Edward Shapiro, Professor Emeritus in Economics, who retired from the University of Toledo in 1989 after 22 years of service. An undergraduate of UT, he went on to obtain an M.A. from Ohio State University and Ph.D. from Harvard. Dr. Shapiro donated this money to recognize and reward future UT students in what he regarded as the craft of good writing.