Gibson Receives LeClair Award for Writing

By Purnell T. Cropper | April 9, 2010

Kerry A. Gibson ’12 received the Margaret F. LeClair Award for Writing and the Elaine P. Maimon Award for Excellence in Freshman Writing at the Arcadia University Honors Convocation on March 27. The LeClair award is made to the junior who submitted the best interdisciplinary writing selection based on work done in courses at Arcadia University. The Maimon award recognizes a freshman or sophomore who demonstrates superior achievement in writing during the freshman year. This award expresses the University’s belief that writing proficiency is one mark of a liberal education.

“Kerry has demonstrated an impressive ability to write clearly and substantively in her work in a number of disciplines,” said Assistant Professor Mark Wade. “Her works submitted for this award were written for education, English and Honors Program courses. She is an exemplary example of the Arcadia tradition of writing across the curriculum.”

Gibson, of Sugarloaf, Pa., is an Education major studying Elementary and Early Childhood and plans to pursue her master’s in Special Education in Arcadia’s 3+2 five-year program. She also plans to pursue an M.Ed. with an ESL Specialist certification and a Reading Specialist certificate. She will be studying abroad in Bangor, Wales, in the fall and hopes to teach in an urban setting.