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UWEC English Students and Graduates Pursue Doctoral Degrees

Two students of the UWEC English department are set to continue their education in doctoral programs.

Jane Gallop, Distinguished Professor and The Coordinator of Graduate Program in Literature and Cultural Theory at UW Milwaukee informed UWEC student, Katie Cary, that the Admissions Committee has forwarded her name as their top recommendation to the School of Graduate Studies for admission to the PhD program. Katie, who completed her undergraduate studies at UWEC in 2014, is now completing her Masters in Literature and Textual Interpretation, also through UWEC.

Emilio Taiveaho, who is currently completing his undergraduate studies with a double major in English Literature and Latin American Studies at UWEC, has been admitted to a doctoral program through the English Department at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

"I wanted to thank you, and the English Department as a whole, for the continued support and encouragement through these last four years," he wrote to English Department chair Dr. Erica Benson. "I feel very fortunate to have found such a wonderful community in Eau Claire, and to have had the opportunity to take such captivating, engaging, and empowering classes. The English Department here at the university has very thoroughly shaped me, so thank you!"

Best of luck to Katie and Emilio as they continue their careers in education!