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Stephanie Tharpe receives two departmental awards


Dr. Laura Dennis-Bay associate professor of French presents the Emma McPherson English Award to Stephanie Tharpe


The daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie Tharpe, of Williamsburg, Tharpe completed her teacher certification in English, student teaching at Corbin High School with Renee Bryley McWilliams, a previous winner of the English award. As an undergraduate, Tharpe maintained a 3.69 GPA, while working in the Registrar’s Office; serving as a reading coach; and as writing portfolio assistant in the Whitley County School System. A member of the Kentucky Education Association Student Program and Kappa Delta Pi, she also remains active in her home church, and she plans to teach high school English in the fall.

The Emma McPherson English Award is named in honor of longtime English Department member and Dean of Women, Emma McPherson.