Shawna Mayer, a graduate student in the UIS English Department, is the recipient of the 2007 Rosie Richmond Scholarship. Nancy Perkins, who serves as Mayer's adviser, noted, "Shawna is a very strong writer and I am enjoying working with her to develop her creative voice."
Richmond was a graduate of Sangamon State University and later taught creative writing on campus. She was also a co-founder of local women writers' group Brainchild. The scholarship in her name is awarded annually to an English major at UIS. Read more>>