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Hal Wyss Endowed Scholarship in Literature

Dr. Hal Wyss taught in the Albion College English Department from 1970-2005. A beloved professor, he specialized in American literature, with a particular love for Hemingway, Frost, Twain, Faulkner, and Melville In addition to courses on composition and linguistics, Professor Wyss developed and taught courses on horror and science fiction, the work of individual authors, literary criticism, and interdisciplinary studies of the environment; he was also named Teacher of the Year and College Advisor of the year during his time at Albion.

An avid birdwatcher and fisherman, Professor Wyss authored two books, on eagles and hummingbirds. As a resident of Albion, he was also deeply involved in the community, holding leadership roles with the Albion First United Methodist Church, the Albion Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Albion Rotary; in addition, he was a member of Albion Community Theatre, the Albion Historical Society and the Riverfront Committee.

In commemoration of Professor Wyss's significant and long-lasting impact at Albion College and on the town of Albion, his family, friends, and alumni established this scholarship to encourage a promising English major with at least sophomore standing and a minimum GPA of 2.7, with preference given to a student from the town of Albion.

Awardees include:

  • 2017 - Alisha Bailey and McKenna Donahue
  • 2016 - Nicole Kurlich and Mary Noble

Rae S. Corliss, '23, Endowed Pleiad Prize

This prize is awarded each year to the student(s) who have made the greatest contribution to the Pleiad in editing, writing, reporting, layout, photography, online editing, graphics, distribution, and/or business management.

This prize is made possible by donors Dr. Glenn A. Corliss, ’61 and Nan D. Corliss, ’63.

Awardees include:

  • 2017 Awardees

    • Beau Brockett
    • Emily Miller
    • Steve Marowski
  • 2016 Awardees

    • Beau Brockett
    • Clare Kolenda
    • Natalya DiCiaca
  • 2015 Awardees

    • Alexa Hyman
    • Clare Kolenda
    • Spencer White
  • 2014 Awardees

    • Claire Van Raaphorst
    • Kurt Miller
  • 2013 Awardees

    • Nicholas Diamond
    • Travis Trombley
  • 2009 Awardees

    • Kyle Gillis
  • 2008 Awardees

    • Christie Piper

Scholarships and Awards

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