Biology student wins Vickie Smith Award

Posted June 26, 2012

Biology major Lydia Brown has won the first-ever Vickie Smith Award, an honor given to one ACU freshman for his or her outstanding writing in an English course.

Vickie Smith was a dedicated professor in the Department of English until her death from cancer in February 2011. Smith was known for challenging her students to be better writers and thinkers in the freshman-level and sophomore-level English classes she taught. The award named in her honor was created as an incentive for freshman students to write better stories and papers in their classes, and to produce work which would have made Smith proud.

Entries for the award were submitted from several freshman-level English composition classes, including English 107, 111 and 112. Brown will receive a $50 monetary award and a plaque.

Learn more about ACU's Department of English.