Jennifer Salamone Tierney used a strong student-teacher relationship with Merrimack’s English Department chairman, professor Steven Scherwatzky to get started on an unexpected career path that has led her to a social media analytics firm.
The Annual English Awards Ceremony and Reception was held on Thursday, April 24, at the Writers House. Among those honored were the winners of this year’s Aherne Poetry Prize and new inductees into Sigma Tau Delta, the national English Honor Society. Guest speakers included Jennifer Hanselman, class of 2013, and poet Colleen Michaels of the Monserrat College of Art.
John Patrick Shanley (Outside Mulligar, Doubt, Moonstruck) will visit Merrimack College on February 19th as part of the events surrounding the Visual and Performing Arts Department production of DOUBT: A Parable.
When Irish-American short story writer and novelist Mary Lavin was interviewed by English Professor Catherine A. Murphy’s students in 1967, little could they have known how important their exchange would become to scholars of Lavin’s work.
An official publication of the Merrimack College English Department, The Broadsheet is published monthly during the academic calendar year. Its mission is to celebrate the English Department’s role in promoting the literary arts on campus, to acknowledge the accomplishments of faculty and students, to profile students and alumni, and to create a forum in which issues relevant to English studies can be discussed.
A degree in English can be a key to open many doors, as proven by several Merrimack College alumni who recently returned to campus to participate in a panel made up of all graduates who were English majors. Unlike some majors, graduates holding a degree in English can take many different paths. Six Merrimack English alumni spoke about the kind of work they have done since graduation and emphasized how an English degree has helped them.