The History of the Mellowes Award: Three Generations of English Educators

Since 1966, the Mellowes award has served to recognize exceptional English major undergraduates of UPRM. Through a rigorous selection process held by the faculty of the English department, the results have varied from one recipient, two recipients, or none altogether. Although it is a great honor, the Mellowes award itself has been shrouded in mystery. Until today. After having had the fortune of interviewing Ana Mellowes, this article will highlight the history of the Mellowes family and the award named after their patriarch. On June 24, 1867, John Stronach Mellowes was born in Anston, South Yorkshire, England (he is depicted … Read more…

Jennifer Mojica Santana on her Summer Research Program at Brown University!

As this year’s semester finally comes to a close, many UPRM students are greeting the long-awaited summer with open arms. While some will find solace in their homes for rest and relaxation, others will be preparing for graduate school or Summer internship programs. One such individual is Jennifer Mojica Santana, a fourth-year undergraduate of the English department. Jennifer is an active member of TeatRUM and Her Campus, with her becoming Editor-in-Chief of the student-run publication in the following academic year. Currently, Jennifer finds herself in Providence, Rhode Island, where she has been accepted by the Summer Research-Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) … Read more…

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