Now that we have concluded this Spring semester, we would like to congratulate everyone for their hard work and dedication amidst these difficult times. In light of this, The English Department would like to honor some of our students’ great accomplishments from this semester:

Yarelis Marcial Acevedo coauthored a children’s book with faculty member Dr. Ricia Chansky titled Maxy Survives the Hurricane / Maxy sobrevive el huracan. This bilingual picture book tells the story of a dog who is afraid of storms and, according to Arte Publico Press, will “resonate with children who face natural disasters.” For more information about this book, click here or go to

Bryan Ramos Romero was accepted into the ‘African American Literatures and Cultures Institute’ at the University of Texas in San Antonio for the Summer 2021 session. The program cultivates students to join the US professoriate by providing research stipends, rigorous mentoring, and innovative academic training. It also responds to the pressing need for diversifying all areas of US higher education — from graduate study to academic research through administrative leadership. To learn more about the program Bryan will be a part of click here or go to

We would also like to congratulate our own Web Designer Isabel Padilla Carlo, for being selected for an internship with the Library of Congress.

Our staff and faculty at the English Department would like to thank these students for their diligence and are very excited to see where they go next.