First-Year Students Awarded the Three Generations Prize for Writing 125

March 3, 2009

Molly Tarantino,

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- First-year students Claire Grossman of Pinecrest, Fla., Lynn Gallogly of Rosindale, Mass., and Mary Huang of Severna Park, Md., have been awarded the Wellesley College Three Generations Prize for Writing 125. The prize is awarded by the Wellesley College Writing Program each semester to students whose work demonstrates clarity, eloquence and engagement with the subject.

Grossman, daughter of Drs. Divina and Joel Grossman, was awarded first prize. She was nominated by her professor, Larry Rosenwald, for her critical interpretation writing portfolio, which included a research paper and an expository essay on 20th-century American and English poems.  She is layout and publicity chair for The Wellesley Review, the college’s literary magazine, and a College Government senator. She has been an intern at the local business newspaper, Miami Today, and plans to work for the New York-based nonprofit Positive Exposure this summer.

Gallogly, daughter of Laura Dowd and David Gallogly, was awarded second prize.  Her portfolio was written for Professor Wil Rollman’s course, “The Image of Islam, Muslims and the Middle East in Western Media, Literature and Arts,” and included essays and a research paper on translations of the Arabian Nights tales in Europe and their relationship to Orientalism. She is a member of the Chamber Music Society, Collegium Musicum and the Unitarian Universalist Community at Wellesley.

Huang, daughter of Xiaoling Chen and Peng Huang, was awarded third place for three essays written in Professor Sarah Clovis Bishop’s “Great Russian Short Stories” course.  She is the sports editor for the student newspaper, The Wellesley News; layout editor for The Wellesley Pavilion, a newly founded Chinese-English publication; and a student admission representative.

Wellesley College has been a leader in the education of women for more than 130 years.The College's 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduatestudents from all 50 states and 65 countries.