Come to the Margaret Harvin Wilson Writing Award Ceremony today to hear creative written works of talented students

Come to the Margaret Harvin Wilson Writing Award Ceremony today to hear creative written works of talented students

Escape for a moment while you listen to the written works of our talented students during the Margaret Harvin Wilson Writing Award Ceremony today at 5 p.m. in the Pat Peterson Museum Education Room. 

Finalists will read their creative works during the ceremony. You're in for a treat!

This award is named after first-generation college student Margaret Harvin Wilson, ’34, who waited tables in exchange for discounted tuition and a free dormitory at Georgia College. As a senior, her teacher encouraged Wilson to enter a short story contest in the English Department. Winning first prize in 1933 for “Sympathy Speaks” gave her great confidence for her subsequent career as a teacher.

Margaret married Leland Wilson in 1938. They had three successful daughters with careers in law, medicine and higher education, with the latter, Dr. Mary Sue Coleman, retiring upon serving for 12 years as president of the University of Michigan. In January 2010, Mary Sue and her husband Kenneth established the Margaret Harvin Wilson Writing Award in memory of her mother.

Updated: 2022-03-29
Wed,
Mar
30,
2022
  
5:00 
P.M.
 - 
7:00
P.M.
Margaret Brown
margaret.brown1@gcsu.edu
(478)-445-5579
English, Department of
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