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Welcome, Alumni


The IUPUI English Department Alumni include a wide range of talented and diverse individuals. Find out how to stay in touch with the department, learn more about other Alumni, and support the English Department’s mission by making financial contributions.


Notes and News

Stay up to date with former friends, classmates, professors, and colleagues. The IUPUI English Department has implemented Alumni email accounts to aid you in keeping up with the latest news.

Sponsored Activities and Awards


Alumni and donors play an extraordinary role in strengthening our department and rewarding the excellence of our students and faculty.  Current sponsored activities and awards include:

  • Peter Bassett Barlow Prize -- Awarded for the best paper submitted by a student enrolled in the English MA Program. 
  • Rufus Reiberg Fund -- Sponsors the creative writing speakers series. 
  • Rebecca E. Pitts Creative Writing Award -- Rewards excellence among IUPUI undergraduate creative writing students. 
  • Mary Louise Rea Short Story Award -- Rewards excellence for short story writing among IUPUI undergraduate creative writing students. 
  • Sarah Jamison Keller Scholarship Fund -- Provides tuition for seniors majoring in English who demonstrate their ability to write scholarly analysis of an aspect of English language or literature.  
  • Barbara E. Zimmer Award for Associate Faculty -- Provides travel expenses for writing program associate faculty members to attend conferences or workshops. 
  • Sharon J. Hamilton Lectureship in Writing -- Honors the dedication and hard work of the lecturers in the Writing Program.  
  • Marianne Hedges Poetry Prize -- Rewards excellence in poetry among IUPUI undergraduate women.
  • genesis -- A creative writing project written and edited by students.  

Want information about how you can support one of the above or the English Department or Writing Program funds?

Philanthropic support for our mission is greatly appreciated. Visit the IU Foundation’s online giving portal, My IU, which will have a drop down box to enable you to select the gift account(s) that support the area(s) of the department that match your philanthropic interests.

Whether your gift enhances the educational experience of students, supports outstanding research, provides funding for community outreach and events or supports departmental activities, we thank you.

See the "Sponsored Activities and Awards" link for more information.